March 11th, 2004

Madrid Bombings

mrrranda and I spent a lot of time at the Atocha station in Madrid, one of the train stations that was ripped apart by numerous terrorist bombs this morning.

Right now they are saying 173 182 190 dead, and over 500 600 900 1200 injured between the three stations that were bombed.

And all I can think is, are the turtles all right? The Atocha station has an indoor rain forest and a little pond with fish and turtles and frogs. I bet the turtles are fine--they weren't by the tracks, waiting for trains. But how many strangers that Mrrranda and I walked by in the station are now blown to bits?