Last night was the Wee One’s birthday party – this year we had a Paris-themed slumber party at our house. I was very nervous about it, which turned out to be really silly – all went really well. I will post pictures of the party stuff tomorrow – instead, I want to talk about something else for a moment.
I woke up at 6:20 this morning, and picked up my phone to see what was happening in the world. I wish I hadn’t – because, yet again, what had happened was tragedy. This Orlando business is just the latest in a string of terroristic acts/hate crimes/whatever you want to call this…and it is sickening. If people don’t want to acknowledge homosexual people, don’t hang out at Pride events (which will suck for them, as Pride events are a ton of fun) — don’t kill innocent people. So many of the shitheads who do things like this claim they are doing so for the greater good, in the name of whatever God they believe in. I call bullshit on that, because no God I know would advocate hate and murder. If yours does, time to get a new God. These people would be better served to sit down, shut the hell up – and just let it be. Those three simple words could do a lot to heal this fractured world we live in – something needs to happen, and something needs to change. I refuse to believe that the mess we are in now is our reality.
To those who believe in these stupid causes and think they are doing good – stop. All you need is love…and hurting others is not the way to get it. To the families of those who lost loved ones – my heart breaks for you. I’m so sorry for your loss. I don’t know what else to say, for words will never be enough.
All you need is love.