I notice the people on the train more than I normally do. Their faces are serious, lips in a straight line and eyebrows slightly frowning. They know what I know but we don’t speak about it. Not with each other. The news does that for us.
It could happen any moment. And that’s why every time someone steps into the train people look up. Because it could be this person or the next one. Or someone already in here. It would be too late then.
It’s interesting and scary at the same time, how this train is heading towards Antwerp and Brussels after my stop. Where ‘it’ happened, the attacks. And it could happen here too.
This is the reality for many people all over the world. And now it’s the reality for us too, we only now seem to realize that. But I’m not letting fear take the lead.
I will still get on that train every single morning and every single evening. I will still go out with my friends. I will still go to restaurants, airports and stores. I won’t let fear get the best of me. But it also won’t be as it used to be, not anymore.
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