Saturday, July 21, 2012

The human condition

In this big ol' world, horrible, tragic, undeserved things happen to who knows how many thousands of people, every single day. We can make a difference here and there, to one person or a few, but if the day is coming when horror and agony will be truly exceptional, that day is a long way off. Most of the time, most of us don't have to think about that very depressing reality. Events like the massacre in Aurora punch through the protective membrane we usually live in -- and need to live in, or be poisoned by the pain.