Living up here in North Yorkshire we seem a long way away from yet another terrorist attack in the capital - and more families shattered by the loss of their loved ones, or lives altered by terrible injuries. What should we do? Should we just put it to the back of our minds and carry on as usual, should we worry in case it happens up here? I don't know the answer; I think most of us are just so appalled at the loss of life, both here and in those countries in the Middle East. When will it all end? And what - if anything - can we do which might help in some way - both to stop the awful slaughter everywhere and to halt the alienation of so many people?
I suspect that most of us away from the Capital will carry on as normal today, going about our ordinary lives.
I shall go out for Sunday Lunch as usual with my three friends and while yes, we shall no doubt talk about the tragedy, we shall choose our lunch, eat it and enjoy it without giving too much thought to the starving children in the Yemen and Somalia. And this will happen everywhere because there literally is nothing we can do about it.
The Police say 'Be vigilant' - we will be for a few days - but that does nothing to solve the problem, nothing to address the underlying causes, nothing to feed the thousands of hungry, displaced and distressed people - many of them children who look as though they may spend the whole of their lives in camps, their way of life destroyed for ever.
What is the answer? I wish I knew.