Thursday, 1 August 2013

andy murray and dunblane

On Monday 8 July - the day after Andy Murray won Wimbledon - I posted this on Facebook:
I cried this morning, for the first time in many years. We were talking at work about Andy Murray and I said what I was thinking about most was the mixed feelings there must be in Dunblane of pride in Andy and sorrow over his fellow schoolchildren who never got the chance to grow up and do things with their lives.
'I'm full of surprises.'

I read this related story from the Guardian later that day, and appreciated it. 'Andy Murray's Wimbledon triumph has reclaimed Dunblane for its people: After living through the 1996 primary school massacre, Murray's greatest achievement is giving his town back to its people'