Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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I received notification that you “thanked me” for my answer, or “Message of solidarity for the people of Paris.” I appreciate it, but I’m not sure if I should be thanked. When it arrived as a “question for (me) you”, I felt too ashamed to not say something. How could I just let it pass by; leave it for someone else. That said, I really don’t feel I said anything profound. It probably stems from seeing too much in too short a time. Originally from New York but living in Boston, I traveled back and forth extensively after the September 11th attacks, offering to help as a volunteer. I was on a train that pulled into Madrid less than six weeks after their own brush with madness. The evidence of the acts was still visible. I missed the London subway bombing by mere months, and felt shame that I wasn’t there to help a city I love dearly. I had to tell my girlfriend, who was visiting relatives out of state, about the bombing in Boston. Telling her about the city I love most, and where we want to live one day, caused me to break down. Now it’s Paris! This may sound silly, but when I first made it onto Trippy’s top 20 list, I got quite excited. I thought, “I’m going to make that number one spot someday.” Now I have; not because of some great advice or some insightful recommendation, but because of someone else’s tragedy. I find that the basis for nothing but shame; shame for my vain ambition, and the ignorant, intolerant nature of man. Worse still, until recently no one after me left a reply. That, along with the notification that my “answer was voted to the top” makes me wonder if I have prevented others from expressing what they feel. I don’t even want to post this comment as an answer on the site; it will just exacerbate things. I’m sorry to ramble on like this. I really don’t want to bring you down! Again, it’s my self-consciousness rising to the surface. Let me leave wishing you many happy travels, all accompanied safe returns. · (0 likelikes)
Welcome to Trippy and great first answer, Steve! I'm a community manager here and we'd love if you could update your profile with your photo -- it'd be nice to put a face to your answer :) · (0 likelikes)
Apart from London(I'm from the UK) I am going to say my favourite capital city is Ljubljana. I was left breathless by the beauty and friendliness of the people. It is the one city I would love to move to. Honourable mentions would go to Sarajevo and ... See More