Rough week. Emotional week.
Just typing those two words is a bit of a relief.
Being on social media sucked. With the death of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, the Internet was swamped with messages of sadness and grief. As an empathetic person, it has been hard to focus. It has been hard to see my friends experiencing a wide range of emotions. And as is always the case when a celebrity dies, not feeling a bit of a fool for mourning someone I’ve never met.
But there is comfort in being able to grieve on a worldwide level. It brings us together. It shows us that we are not that different. It shows the power of art. All of these things are good. So even with all the ugliness in the world, the negativity and hatred, humming a single song or muttering a single line from a movie nd we are brought together for one brief moment to remember and provide each other a glimmer of happiness and joy in this time of sadness.
Taken on January 14, 2016 with a iPhone 5s near Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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“I do plan on saying one or two things to him when we’re allowed an hour for goodbyes. To let him know how essential he’s been to me all these years. How better my life has been for knowing him.” Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire