Two years have passed yet that day still remains clear in the minds of Mancunians. It was a day of devastation, of heartache, but also, of strength. Today we remember those 22 lives lost whilst acknowledging the positives that came from such a terrible event. The Manchester worker bee symbol began in 1842 but its become even more prevalent over the last two years, because no matter how much they try to stop us, the bees really do still buzz.
Words by 🖤 @distorted_sy
"We remember the moment time stood still,
And how it felt to freeze,
Not sinking in,
Forgetting how to breathe
We remember news reports broadcasting devastating scenes,
Families on their knees,
We remember the confusion, sympathy and grief,
We remember a whole city in a state of disbelief,
We remember St Ann's Square awash with flowers within a week,
We remember acts of courage, words of hope, and prayers for peace,
We remember how a city's heart strengthened its own beat,
Pouring through the streets,
We remember human beings who allowed to release,
The very essence of humanity for the good of those in need,
Why does it take a tragedy to unify our hearts?
Separateness is an illusion,
We are one,
With many parts,
Why does it take disaster for us to love our counterpart?
When that's our very nature,
And has been from the start." #westandtogether #manchesterattack #weremember #staystrongourkid #manchesterbee #manchesterlife #thebeesstillbuzz #Mumchester #manchesterbornandbred #manchesteristhebellyandgutsofthenation #ilovemcr #iheartmcr #therainycity #onemamaoneshed #wastelessbuyomos #wasteless #productsthatlast #plasticfree #georgeorwell - 2 hours ago