Tuesday, April 16, 2013
All of these personal connections are ultimately incidental. They may make it feel a bit closer to home for me, but at the end of the day, this is the sort of thing that could happen anywhere. So with that in mind, hug your kids, buy your buddy a beer, take your dog for a car ride with the windows down, write a song, paint a painting, tell your loved ones how much you love them, tell someone they're beautiful, spoil your nieces or nephews or grandchildren, hold the door for someone, smile at a stranger, bury the hatchet with a long lost friend, give to a charity.
We can look at these events as soul-crushing cracks in our humanity, or we can reject the idea that the actions of a misguided few mean we're circling the toilet bowl as a species. We can separate ourselves further politically and point fingers before the victims have even had a funeral, or we can each individually do one thing today that makes the world a nicer place for someone else. The choice doesn't belong to the maniacs who commit acts like this. It belongs to us.
Posted by Tom at 3:03 AM