Saturday, November 04, 2006

About the risk

Town Musician

So, would my mother have done better keeping me out of the bomb shelter? My grandfather never went. I think he hated the stuffy air and the people packed in like sardines. That time he was especially glad to not have joined us. Instead he worried about us, and how we had survived the blistering heat. The bomb shelter was not necessarily a safe place. What do you do? Should you anticipate that you might not survive the shelter because it was targeted by the bombadier? Our family talked about that. We didn't go to underground shelters on principle because we had heard that the one nearest to our house had been bombed and nobody came out alive. We only went to above-the-ground shelters. We weighed the risks. Weighing the risks carefully is as important now as it was then.


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