Over the weekend, tragedy struck in Orlando as a man with a gun killed many people at a club. I don’t normally talk about current events on this blog. I’m usually focused on escapism entertainment. But I haven’t been able to think about anything else. And, unfortunately, as the blog title suggests, I’m not sure what to talk about. Of course, there’s nothing else I WANT to talk about right now. But… What should I say?
I don’t want to talk about the tragedy. I don’t think I’m knowledgeable enough in the facts to do that. I don’t want to talk about the politics involved. There’s enough political talk already. So, I guess I’ll talk about the one thing I know was involved in this crime: Hatred.
I don’t think I’ve ever felt true hatred. I’ve felt extreme dislike, horrible disappointment, shameful regret, but never true hatred. In fact, I can’t even imagine what hatred is like. But, if I had to guess, I’m pretty sure hatred looks an awful lot like the man who committed the crime. I guess I just don’t understand how someone could hate others enough to kill people he didn’t even know.
I think a lot of the world’s problems would be solved if people didn’t hate so much. And I don’t mean “Oh, don’t be a hater.” No, I mean literally, passionately HATE. There’s so much hatred in this world. I don’t see the point of it. Hate has never made anything better. Hate only destroys.
I’m rambling. Again, I’m at a loss of what to say, so I guess I’m just talking in circles. For all of yesterday, I thought I wasn’t really effected by the news. But, I guess I was on an emotional level because I just can’t stop thinking about the lives of those effected.
There’s an image I heard about on the radio. After the bullets stopped and the survivors got away, the emergency response was going through the bodies and they kept hearing cellphones going off. Cellphones of the people who were dead. Cellphones that would be never answered. Cellphones being called by those who are hoping for an answer.
I’m going to shut up now. Back to happy, distracting blogs tomorrow. Sorry if I bummed anyone out. Until next time, spread love. We need more love in the world. We have to tell those we love that we love them while we can.