Monday, April 22, 2013


This print is from my friend at the littleiullustrator.
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There are so many things I want to say.  Things about justice and compassion.  Things about coming together.  Things about respecting each other.  Things about fear.  Things about faith.

All these things are swirling around in my head and my heart.  

These heavy things are swirling with some not so deep thoughts. Like my concern that Reese Witherspoon is going to be the new Tom Cruise.  You know, like the more we know about the real person behind the celebrity the less we like them.  Not Sweet Home Alabama Reese.  (FYI: She was arrested over the weekend for disorderly conduct and asking the police officer "do you know my name?" ugh.)  And why are people liking the mean-spirited, racist fake Bill Cosby rant on Facebook? And I hope the new season of Mad Men gets better, because so far I am not in love.
***I understand these seem ridiculous, but honestly this is how I cope.***

On Twitter last Friday night there was a Twitter hashtag #toosoon.  Some people were telling jokes about the manhunt in Boston which some people thought was "too soon."  Some jokes were tasteless and the timing will never work.  Others were sort of funny.  Like the joke about how dumb the guy had to be to try to be getting away in a boat on land. 

Too soon to joke? Maybe. But overall, I just think it's too soon to forget.  I don't want to forget how unified many of us felt last week--unified in compassion for the victims of the bombing and their families, unified in hope that no one else would get hurt, unified in faith that our government would help protect the city of Boston and beyond, unified in appreciation for our family and friends, unified in love for each other.

While I am not against joking and coping and returning to normal programming, I don't want to forget the good that came out of the chaos.

And of course there was this from the Boston Bruins game last week.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. I think it is so important to keep remembering all the good that was done because that's the only way we can continue to raise our children to believe that this world is, in fact, inherently good.