Den of the Cyphered Wolf

Thursday, June 16, 2016

On Orlando and Death

I don't know what to say. That is a common thing to say but it is my truth and it's one that seems to be repeating itself. Whenever confronted with death both in the news and in my private life I never know what to say.

I always imagine that there are people who are more closely connected to the death than I am and to pretend like I know how those people feel would be both a lie and an insult. So far too often I find myself saying nothing which on occasion seems the wiser course though that too I find does not seem right.

No what would be the best course is listen. To listen to what people are saying and to try to take their feelings and thoughts into consideration, to try to better understand what they have experienced and what action they want.

I don't know what that is.

I hear talk of empathy. I hear talk of curbing gun violence by enacting better laws. I hear talk of tolerance and protection for the LGBT community as this is one event in history,

I don't know how to fix anything or what will happen. But I can listen and ask that others do the same.

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