When I heard today that Sir Roger Moore had passed away after a short time, bravely battling cancer, I felt sad since I had always enjoyed watching him in the movies portraying the suave British spy James Bond,Agent 007 as well as the crime-fighting tycoon Simon Templar in the TV series The Saint. He had a massive movie and theatre career but definitely the 2 aforementioned roles were his most famous ones.
He had been more involved now with UNICEF, being a high-profile United Nations representative for children’s causes worldwide. This was one role that he relished the most until the end of his life.
Him being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II is like a cherry on a big cake. If this were part of a movie story line, it would appear as if the Queen had just knighted James Bond,Agent 007 who always serves at the pleasure of his Royal Highness.
Though I don’t drink liquor, much less a martini like James Bond, to Sir Roger, I salute you with my non-alcoholic drink,shaken,not stirred as you’d like it.
With all that has been going on in this world regarding terrorism, the fact that this time, in Manchester UK, it involved a terrorist attack,bombing a concert by a popular American pop singer(Ariana Grande) who’s providing good entertainment to a group of young people (teenagers, tweens) has sent chills and sadness to me.
A suicide bomber did his job and left indescribable heartbreak to families and loved ones of the very young victims whether they’re dead, injured or missing.
Second-guessing as to how to improve security in any public event will always come up. Unfortunately, we all learn by hindsight. It goes to show that nothing’s safe anymore.
I feel sorry for Miss Grande who surely must be feeling distraught that her fans came to see her , only to later on meet their respective fates. I hope that this awful experience will not prevent her from performing ever again but to use this very moment to find new purpose in performing for her fans.
My thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by this awful tragedy.