I don't know what I was expecting when I read the texts between a mother and her daughter while the daughter's life was in danger from the gunman in Norway. I guess I expected more panic, but in the texts, there does not appear to be that much. They both seem cool and calm despite the fact there was 90 minutes of shooting. I have several friends who live in Norway and I know there are lots of readers from the country too, and even though I feel like I am a million miles from there, and had no reason to suspect my friends were on that island, I still did not feel 100% at ease until I spoke to them.
The daughter who wrote these texts is fine. Many others were not. It is amazing to see that even during moments of high stress and a mother who is worried about her daughter, they still have time to bicker. The mom wants to know the daughter's travel plans for the next day even though the shooter is still firing away. The daughter replied that she really did not have time for that at the moment.