I'm sure Shawn Patrick, and any Canadian members of the airliners.net community would trade in this fantastic spotting opportunity to erase the events of today. I doubt there's a person on this board who doesn't feel that way. But, the fact of the matter is, it happened, and it's awful. Like someone mentioned earlier, the best way to show terrorists that you're the better person is to continue with your daily life as best you can, and what better to celebrate the diversity of a plethora of new and foreign aircraft in your local airport?
Here in Toronto, the radio stations had to stop giving the phone number on the air for people to help, because over 30,000 people had offered to billet people who had been diverted. I tried to go give blood today, but the line ups were too long, and they were closing, so they told me to go home!
Not all of us are as religious as some of the people down in the U.S.. As a result, we try to reflect in our own ways instead of praying, and help out where we can. Beyond that, there is nothing wrong with trying to take a positive attitude and look on the bright side, like all the colourful aircraft that are visiting.
My heart and my thoughts go out to the victims of this atrocity, but in the meantime, I'm going to try and make the best of it, and be as optimistic as I can. Please don't try and drown the spirit of those who are.