The day was like any other — everybody was going about their business … rushing to meetings, hailing cabs, chatting with friends, laughing … D and I were on the train heading into central London when the announcement came on reminding us that there will be a 2 minute silence in remembrance of the 7-7 bombings last year … Has a year already gone by? What a chaotic day that was – I’ll never forget the anxiety that built up as I was stuck in a train, waiting for news – my family and friends desperately trying to contact me to make sure that I was ok – everyone reaching out to each other to comfort & console …

D & I walked out of of the train and were on the platform when everyone stood still … London had come to a stop. I was amazed at the stillness in the station but I desperately wanted to catch a glimpse of what it was like in the city — what a powerful feeling to have everybody stopped at the same moment of time – remembering … whether it was remembering the exact event, their friends, their family … what it all means … why it all happened … what can be done to make this world a better place … whatever it was … everybody was in it together … and I could truly feel the power of silence.

A two minute's silence is observed at Kings Cross Tube station, London, as the capital remembers last years terrorist bombings.
A two minute’s silence is observed at Kings Cross Tube station, London, as the capital remembers last years terrorist bombings.