I’ve been trying to stay away from current events, but really it’s impossible. The news… I can’t watch it and at the same time I can’t stop watching it. Was it always THIS bad?!?! I’m guessing I notice it more now because I’m older and the world is smaller than I realized. I feel like we are killing each other at alarming rates. Police shootings are highlighted in the news, mothers who go nuts and kill their kids, school shootings, and terrorist attacks… There are always terror attacks. How do we end this? How do we make peace? Why can’t we live and let live? Why can’t we love each other.
Don’t get me wrong – a few bad apples won’t spoil the barrel. Out of the Nice, France terrorist attack we will read stories of heroism, communities will come together, we will mourn, we will show our support. We will honor it with a hash tag. Underneath it all, I’ll still feel the same way. It should never have happened, no matter what silver linings we search the clouds to find.
How do I handle all this tragedy? How do I fix this? Am I even capable of fixing this? My heart is breaking for the tired, the weak, the sad, the hurt, the dead.