Tuesday, April 16, 2013


I can't think of anything helpful to say about what happened in Boston yesterday, but someone posted the following on Facebook, written by comedian Patton Oswalt. Beautiful words, and true.

Boston. Fucking horrible. 

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."

But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths. 

But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness.

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."



The Bug said...


Elizabeth Wix said...

Amen from me too.

glnroz said...

yes,,and I hope you are doing good, Ms Gold Puppy

Reya Mellicker said...

Hi Glen! Hello Elizabeth and Dana.

Yes, all is well. Thinking of Boston with a lot of love today.

Christine said...

Let grief not become my home, Lord,
but rather let it be my path to hope,
the road of trust I need to travel
to make my way from sorrow to tomorrow,
from despair to confidence,
from loneliness to love refreshed by your Spirit...

Let the citizens of Boston find hope amid the pain and the chaos of this evil

Reya Mellicker said...

May it be so!