I had planned on recapping my experience at the Taylor Swift/ Red Tour show I attended last night today, but there is a more pressing issue to address, one that doesn’t reflect my privileged, white girl butt 100%.
Late last night, and early this morning, I was silenced by social media. There’s so much sadness in my newsfeed for both the deaths of Cory Monteith and Trayvon Martin. I think it’s interesting that there are seemingly equal posts of sorrow for two young men of very different backgrounds. It’s an interesting perspective to look at about our society’s emotional involvement in news and different issues as portrayed by the media.
Be silent today. Say nothing you’ll regret in the future. Don’t act in anger, but act in peace and remembrance of not only Trayvon and Cory, but in peace and remembrance of all those whose lives have been lost way too soon, regardless of how they were lost or what you feel.
Remember that no matter what circumstances led to death, or how you feel about the circumstances, lives were lost way too soon, and families, friends, and loved ones are grieving for the injustice of losing someone they love before they were ready to say goodbye…if there’s ever a time where someone is ready to say goodbye.
My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of Cory and Trayvon today, and all others whose lives have been lost way too soon.