Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Nothing to say

So, it is actually quite rare for me not to have an opinion on something - or to not have something to say. The other day, I tried to think of something I did not have a pro or negative opinion about, and I really can't think of anything. Maybe breath mints. I am not sure I have a pro or con opinion on breath mints. But that's about it.

I actually have quite a few topics on my list to blog about. Bed rest, Edgar Lee Masters, my current book club selection and sexism in the 60s, changing one's mind, growing apart friendships, my stunning lack of tact, etc.

But at this very moment, I just feel like blogging about anything would be flippant.

As I've mentioned before, some events are just way too much for me to deal with emotionally. One of those events would be the horrific tragedy yesterday in VA.

But there's not much I can say about that event. Except to have a short personal moment of silence.

I'm not sure what moments of silence mean - but typically they help me to focus and to think about what happened. I feel they are a means of honor - honoring the people who we've lost, honoring the family members and friends who have lost loved ones.

As I mentioned here, I'm still searching for why bad things happen, why evil exists. I don't think I'll ever have an answer.


Anonymous said...

I know I am little a different when it comes to belief in G-d because I still do believe in G-d, but events like what happened at Virginia Tech really do get to me. And then to think G-d would allow such an act to occur is really contradictory to what a personal involved G-d would allow in our lives. As mentioned I still believe in G-d but it is a vastly different belief than what Mormons or Christians believe, I just see G-d really playing an active role in my life.

Like you the events yesterday really bothered me and today I have been in a funk, now off to the gym to lift the spirits.

Anonymous said...

Correction: I just don't see G-d playing an active role in my life

Anonymous said...

Thanks AZ - I agree.

Freckle Face Girl said...

Quite often, silence is the most appropriate response. Many things happen in life that are better for us not to understand. We can come up with a million reasons, but it is better not to truly understand. I hope I never do.