Monday, October 2, 2017

thoughts on las vegas

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I wanted to post about something else today - happy things that happened in September, my hopes for the coming months. I scheduled my alarm a little bit earlier so I could wake up and have some blog time, because that's how I like to spend my slow mornings.

But then I woke up and heard the news about Las Vegas, and everything else felt irrelevant.

I immediately took to Twitter and scrolled through updates, watched the videos, and cried. And I thought to myself,

"We can't stop these kinds of things from happening."
Isn't that horrifying?

Of course, I don't want that to be true. I hope it isn't true. I don't think we should ever stop educating about gun safety (and gun control - I am a giant proponent for that), or mental illness, or the importance of being kind. I don't think we should ever stop wishing, hoping, and praying for better. I don't think we should ever stop trying or fighting for love. But what else can we do? That's not a rhetorical question - what else?

I'll tell you what: we can't let fear keep us from living our lives. 

Short of this post, I am at a loss for words today. Las Vegas, you're at the front of my mind, and in my heart. This can't keep happening.


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