Thoughts for Turku

[Written last week]

This past week, while full of new experiences, was marred by a knife attack that occurred in Turku Market Square last Friday afternoon.

My thoughts go out to those personally affected by this tragic occurrence. 

I was at Turku's adventure park at the time, which was quite a bit away from the city center. Still, it was devastating to hear that the same square which I was present at the night prior for Turku's annual Night of the Arts was the setting of a violent attack the following afternoon. While I continued to go through the different physical obstacles of the adventure park course, I had an additional mental obstacle which I had to overcome. One cannot fully enjoy an obstacle course knowing such an event occurred just a few kilometers away.

Till next week.


August 22nd marks 1 month in Finland