Monday, July 30, 2012


People should not have to fear for their lives when going to work, high school, college, on a plane ride, or the freaking movies. It's just not fair, and nobody deserves that. We should be able to enjoy life without constant fear, and the people who aren't enough in their right minds to know that, need to be given attention and care.

To me, a movie theater (any, really) is one of my top sanctuaries. It is a place where I can go to be alone and yet so wholly engaged with other people. It's sacred and I have many rituals that go along with seeing movies (enough that others can get a fair bit annoyed) and thinking about my safety is hardly one of them. Having to even consider that is blasphemous. This whole event frustrates, saddens, angers, and completely scares me. That we live in a world where this has happened on multiple horrific occasions is so many synonyms of scary-bizzarro that I don't know what to do with myself.

I don't know what causes random acts of violence like this. I'm not trying to understand this, because it won't be an easy matter of figuring out a motive, if a motive is ever really enough. I just know that all the way across the country, I can feel the tremors. To get past it, because I will get past it, I've gone to the movies... more specifically, The Dark Knight Rises, twice since I heard about the shooting. I figure if I dive in, I'll stop checking the exits every five minutes eventually.

I can only imagine the horror of those directly affected by this and I would just like to extend my deepest sympathies. My heart is broken for all of you, but I'm a firm believer that broken hearts can mend with time.

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