Love is Love is Love is Love: Orlando
With everything that is going on in the world I’m having a hard time writing about myself and my struggles or even my process.
I am heartbroken and scared and dismayed by the Orlando shooting. And I am also overwhelmed by the beautiful response of love that always seems to happen after one of these events. I wish and hope the love can come without the tragedy.
I wrote the following on facebook yesterday and really it's all I can think to say so I am reposting it here:
I don't understand hate. I don't understand division. I don't understand bigotry. I don't understand being fueled to disown, or judge, or bully, or harm, or divide, or keep down, or murder, or commit genocide because of a person simply being who they are. Especially when this one part of who they are is love. 50 people were murdered because they love, because they were celebrating love, because they were in a place where it was safe for them to love. I do not understand why I would ever even have to say "a place where it was safe for them to love." I do not understand.
There is nothing I can say here that will change those who do understand. I know that. There is nothing I can say here that will change what has happened and what continues to happen. There is nothing that I can say here that will make people's intense want and need and love for guns-- another thing that I do not understand-- outweigh regular mass shootings.
I could just say nothing but I can't because that is not who I am. My heart is broken. I am confused. I do not understand.
Sending love to all of the family and loved ones and anyone affected by the Orlando shooting and sending love to all of my LGBTQ friends and loves. I hope and pray for acceptance and love in the world and in ourselves.
My heart is with you all.