A dark beer, on a cool night, with a great book, a few clean pages, inside a frustrated/thoughtful mind, in a cozy corner.
In related news...It's a sad state when satire is more soothing than reality.
In efforts to be more direct, frustration surrounding some responses to the recent shooting in Florida is what is on my mind. The idea that we shouldn't be talking about policy change because it's "too early" (i.e. in Florida, apparently the politicians thought it a better time to preach to the youth about porn than talk about gun policy changes, as reported by @huffpost), the idea that we should not talk about the young person that did the shooting because we don't want to "give him notoriety" (i.e. the #nonotoriety movement, as I first saw from @everytown and many people qhave shared)... these ideas feel folly. As painful as this all is, ignoring and ostracising the reality does little to nothing to help heal and recover.
This was a but of a rant and thus not a completed thought but it's something that weighs on my mind right now, so thanks for reading. I invite all open conversation and all differences of opinion, for that is how we grow and help each other. I only ask for mutual respect and understanding that everyone will not, and cannot, agree #letstalk