We live in an information age, where the internet and social media enable news and events, triumphs and tragedies alike, to be broadcast in real time and therefore discussed, dissected, conjectured upon, and argued about. As a result, it seems like by the time such worldwide happenings get “shared”, “liked”, commented on, “Tweeted”, “upvoted”, and “downvoted”, all that’s left is a watered down, thinned out, out of context, and completely off topic version of the original matter at hand.
So, at the risk of making it sound cheap, or trite, or like just another blip on the pop culture tragedy radar, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the unspeakable tragedy that occurred yesterday in Connecticut. Although I am just one more faceless person in this gigantic internet universe, and my mentioning it won’t change anything about what happened (the why, the how, the what now), there is power and strength in numbers. Somehow it just seems better to share the burden of sadness this event brings to us all. I have said many prayers for these victims, and their parents, family, survivors, and witnesses, and will continue to do so. And if you’re the praying sort, I hope that you will, too. Thank you.
Friday, December 14, 2012