I'd like to say I hope your friends stay safe... but how does one stay safe in this climate?
You just have to live your life. If I learned nothing else from 9/11, I learned that. Bottom line is, you're extremely unlikely to be involved in a terrorist attack. Doesn't make it any less dreadful, of course. But a heart attack, a traffic accident, or a lightning bolt are all more likely to kill you.
This made me so sad and angry. Barcelona, especially that part of Barcelona, is such a beautiful, vibrant place, and I'm so fond of it. It's terrible to think of this happening there. Of course, it is terrible when it happens anywhere.
My daughter leaves next week for college, but she is going a week early to spend it with a friend in Ireland. They were going to shoot over to Barcelona for a day or two, as well. That's right out, now.