In light of yesterday’s events in Brussels I received about a dozen of kind e-mails asking if I am okay and wether I’m safe. That’s why I wanted to put out a short post telling you guys that I am, in fact, good and felt safe at all times yesterday, even though I work close to Parliament and I commute past the bombed metro. My family and friends are safe too, although the tragedy left a strong impression on us all.
While the attacks on Brussels airport and the Brussels metro cannot reasonably be explained by any rational person, they sadly are a part of our current reality. However, I hope we can all move forward from the recent events with a positive view of the future. Giving in to the negative message of hatred that these attacks try to promote, is not in the best interest of the healing process our society needs.
My thoughts are with the victims and families of those affected by this tragedy. And I would like to thank the military, police and medical responders that did an admirable job yesterday. I saw your selfless efforts and dedication first-hand from the safety of my office.
Thank you to everyone who reached out to me, it’s kindly appreciated.