I was settled in to write a post about all the fatalities that have made the headlines of late. Sadly, there have been so very many. I was going to write about it because your lives may have gotten in the way and you may have missed some of them. And, I was going to write about them because the 149 fatalities (I cannot yet acknowledge in the same way the pilot who caused this massacre), the 7 little babies in the house fire, those 2 young men lost in the East Village explosion (to name quite a few), need to be acknowledged and mourned.
So yes, I intended to do what I do when I (not only) interrupt your days by slipping into your morning to ask that you pay attention to my thoughts for about fifteen minutes, but then to hopefully take some more time out of your day afterward to either process, laugh at or shake off the emotions I may have intentionally or invariably invoked.
But instead, I will just do this – give you one word – please express it however you feel, however you can. For the lives lost (those that have recently made the headlines and have touched my heart), I live this one word today in their honor:
One word of love (joined together to give it even more strength) for each of those lives. And, one more time just for you, from me. Love.