Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Why?

This is not the post I had planned for today. Once again we as Americans and world citizens are grieving. Once again we ask why? Once again we lose some of our innocence and some of our freedom. Once again a faceless big bad wolf has struck at all of us.
When September 11th happened, Rob and I were living in Missouri, but we're both native New Yorkers and wherever we are or wherever we live, we will always be New Yorkers. We both felt as if our home had been attacked and our family was hurting.
Today we feel it again. Our beloved Boston has been attacked and our family is hurting.
Not long ago it was Connecticut and our family was hurting.
It was Virginia and our family was hurting.
It was Colorado and our family was hurting.
It was Oklahoma and our family was hurting.
When will it stop? When will we start thinking of each other as our family of humans and not see each other as different and scary because of who we love or what we believe or how we dress? Why can't we put as much energy into knowing each other and accepting each other as we put into hating and trying to control each other? Why should who you love threaten me? Why should my religious beliefs threaten you?

How can we enjoy our dinner at a nice restaurant knowing that our neighbor may have nothing to eat tonight? How can we dream sweet dreams knowing that a child in our town is sleeping in a car or on the street because he has no bed? We humans feel superior to all other forms of life because of our brains, but why don't we use them more wisely? We have the ability to solve these problems and make life better for all of us. Why don't we?

12 comments:

SissySees said...

Powerful post, Sue. We have the capacity to fix it all, and I hope we will.

Jo's World said...

Brilliant post, Sue. Thank you for writing something that makes perfect sense for all of us.

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Nichole said...

Wonderful post, Sue.

Susie and Sidebite said...

Thanks for the words, it's so sad that the world has all these stupid people, no idiots running around free, and making life a mess for the rest of us!

The Mad Scots

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a wonderful and thought provoking post, Sue! I am watching Katie Couric's show now and it is all just so very sad.

Sam said...

My dad says that we're no different in Canada. We haven't had the same level of violence, destruction and carnage as our friends south of the border have but we've done our fair share. It's nothing to be proud of. We all need to step back, take a really long breath and go for a walk. Stop killing and hurting people and animals.

scotsmad said...

Unfortunately it's selfishness and greed.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

gMarie said...

It's a fine line - as long as the terror is hashed and re-hashed in the news it will continue. That being said, if there is no news coverage, then the victims are not acknowledged at all. So - what's the answer? I don't know. I do however feel like this is family and that we should be doing what we can to help. g

Robert Hall said...

Sadly we don't have the time to re-post these comments 36 times a day. That is the average number of gun deaths we find perfectly acceptable each day in America. Congress does not have the will or courage to do anything that would be effective. As citizens we do not express near enough outrage at the daily slaughter that takes more lives than our wars.

km said...

Well Said! I think dogs get it. They are so good at the unconditional love. They don't care about who a person loves or what they believe. (Holly unfortunately doesn't like people in uniform) But really, we should take a lesson from our four pawed friends.

Soggibottom said...

I agree with Jo. Great post Sue. We were the same in the 70's here. you just never knew where and when... I said 70's.... but it is still the same 2013..... lots of love x

Sue Bridges said...

I agree with your comment when will the world wake up to the mindless ways these terrible people have. We should all be able to live happily together instead of acting like a lot of grown up kids who want what the other has and fight and destroy all the time. I live in a town called Warrington in the UK and a few years ago bombs were set off in our town centre, it is not a huge town but there were lives still lost and serious injuries caused to others. This just brought it all back.