But Norway chooses to show strong leadership, tolerance and indeed love in the aftermath of such a tragedy. Below is a picture from today's Roseparade in honor of the victims of Friday's tragedy:
Norwegians have chosen to not fold to the demands of a madman, but instead stand strong. In the words of our Prime Minister: "the answer to violence is more democracy, more openness." In the words of one Utoya survivor: "If one man can create that much hate, you can only imagine how much love we as a togetherness can create."
This attitude may seem naive to some, but Norwegians feel strongly that fairness and solidarity is worth working for. I remember an incident a few years ago when a supervisor told me that "the world isn't fair" and I responded "that may be true, but I was not aware that we had quit working towards it."
We were at a show this weekend. Pippi and Daughter did great, and I will tell you more about that another day. As it pales in comparison............