A Hole in the World

July 20, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

There's a big hole in the world today. We all lose and no one wins. There will be scavengers picking over last night's event making points about agendas that really do not matter. There will be sound-bytes and cameras and close-ups and theme music. But really what there is right now is suffering and loss. I'm fortunate enough that I get to hug everyone I love tonight. I give my sympathies but they are worthless. Instead I'll try to care more about everyone I can, while I can.

I'm so sorry.

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