I love my little walks. Even though I live in the city, there are some very pretty places and there is always something to take a photo of. Being from a small town in Wales, I am mindful that things are very different in the US. I make sure I stick to main roads and walk in 'respectable' areas. I have always felt safe
But things are changing...
Today I walked my usual route..albeit a little earlier because I wanted to get back and do some stitching. Two hours later...a couple were shot and fatally wounded right on the spot I had been walking!
Its the third incident near where I live in just over a week.. first during a home invasion where the owner was killed...and then two young men were shot just down the street by a suspected 'gang banger' Before then..three more shootings..including a policeman sitting in his car in the police station car park! And dont forget the mass shooting in San Bernadino..which is not too far from here
I have been living here just over a year. It wasnt like this when I first got here. Now I hear sirens all the time. Gun violence is virtually unheard of in the Uk and Im finding it increasingly worrying. I dont want it to stop my wanderings...but it is making me think twice about where I going to walk. Is anywhere really safe?
I wish hubbys work would make their mind up whether they are going to open a new plant or not.. That way we can move to a new town... and maybe a better community.
But I have to ask myself....Is anywhere really safe?
Love and Hugs