Sunday, July 22, 2012

Aurora Colorado

The shooting in the Colorado movie theater makes me sad.  I try to think about "what if" we were in that theater when the heavily armed gunman started killing people?  I try to put myself in the victims' shoes, and it's terrifying.  It's also incredibly unfair.  I am sending love to Aurora, Colorado.

My relationship with my husband multiples my joy and divides my sorrow.  When I'm sad it makes me feel better to be near my man.

Across the spectrum of time a life is just a flash in the pan.  Life is short.  Life is fragile.  For all of us just one moment separates life from death.  I think about in October when my grandmother took her last breath of air while she was surrounded by her family.  I think about my mother's dance with death in December; I think about my father's stroke a few weeks after that, and today I'm thinking about the victims in this most recent public shooting- those who survived and those who didn't. The line between life and death is incredibly fine.

I wish our society honored the brevity of life more.  We might be making life overly complicated.

In this short life I have to live I don't want to create any road blocks in the pursuit of your happiness and you shouldn't create any road blocks as I pursue my own happiness.  I wish I didn't have to spend my time fighting for marriage equality.  I wish I could legally get married to the man I love...and then continue to enjoy life in all it's gloriousness!

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