Friends that are luckily lazy and overslept and missed trains they should have been on.
Friends that got to work early and watched buses explode from their offices down the street.
Friends who have very long walks home tonight.
And the friends we're still waiting for word on.
What can you do?
But on NPR this morning, I heard an official say:
Well, we always knew it was a matter of when, not if. The terrorists only have to get lucky once, you know, and we have to be lucky all the time. The British public understands this.
Which an American official would never tell us. Never be so frank as to say that all we can do is be prepared to deal with fallout. Have a plan for when it happens to reduce casualties. A better plan than screaming "run for your lives" when a plane violates the no-fly zone over the capitol.
Oh London. London. London. London.