Friday, December 14, 2012

Newtown Is In My Heart

This blog is not about any new toy I got today. It's not about a comic book I read. It's not even about a new pop culture rumor I heard. We all know that there are more important things in life than material items and today we were reminded of it in the worst way possible.

I wish I could say something that would cheer us all up. I wish I could explain what happened today. But I can't. All I can do is sit here and have mixed emotions about what took place today. On one hand, I felt terrible and shed a few tears for the victims, both children and adult, who lost their lives while on the other hand, I felt angry at what happened and anger at the coward who did this and then took his own life so that he didn't have to live with himself or be punished for his actions.

I'm not a parent. I probably wouldn't even know how to be one if I had the chance. I know it's easy for me to sit here and talk about gun control or how this world has gone down with all the violence in the world today. This isn't the world our parents grew up in or even us as children. I could talk about how we need to adapt to what's going on. We suffered through enough tragedy lately with Hurricane Sandy, gas shortages and the shooting in the mall in Oregon. Here in NY, it seems like I can't walk down the street without hearing about how someone was shot over a stupid jacket. I just wish for a period of time we could not have to suffer through anything. I wish we could all live in peace and harmony. If it sounds like I should be hugging a tree or something well maybe I should be. After going through what we have all gone through, maybe some good old fashioned hippy love is what the world needs these days.

But, I'm not going to talk about any of that. I'm just going to sit here for a few minutes, collect my thoughts and say a prayer for those we lost today. Maybe tomorrow I will feel like blogging about pop culture. But tonight, I just want to pray.