Monday, November 16, 2015

In the Wake of Tragedy

This was supposed to be the week that Hell Becomes Her received a full court press of marketing and effort.  After events around the world were punctuated this weekend, I can only summon up sorrow and heartache.

If you think Paris is bad, looking around the world will ruin your day a little more with Lebanon and Kenya , just to name a few.

Just to name a few.

What a horrible sentiment.

There are so many tragedies around the world and in our own backyard that it’s nearly impossible to be aware of them all, let alone express the appropriate level of sorrow and anger that should be warranted.

It’s not like humans only recently started being assholes to each other.  Hate-fueled murder and genocide is not new at all.  Paris is garnering a great deal of media for a series of reasons, but chief among them, for me at least, is that it's a punctuation, an exclamation point, on just how evil people can be when forwarding an agenda of hatred and bigotry.  On the other side, conspiracy theorists are already using the Paris tragedy to their own twisted ends.  Social media is rife with people hating on people for various political reasons.  

The ones that grieve me the most are those who are mocking and denigrating the empathy being shown.

Let that sink in for a minute.

Better yet, let that be the closing remarks.


  1. Luckily, there are artists such as yourself using the tools the universe gave them to lend us a reprieve (and hopefully some insight as well) from things like this.

  2. You sir are a light that helps see through the darkness. And for that I thank you.
    I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees