Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Numb


Sorry, not much to say today. In less than a week the headlines of the local paper have included at least a dozen murders, suicides, murders staged to look like suicides, hit and run homicides, armed robberies that resulted in cop/crook killings, missing persons found dead, and the capture of murderers from crimes committed years ago. I turned the page today to world news and stopped reading at the story of three infants found dead in freezer by older siblings searching for pizza.

It seems every day there are more. And more. And more. When did life become this disposible? How can we, as individuals, change it without being viewed as fanatical crusaders? Most of all, why do so many not seem to care?

4 comments:

Kelly Kirch said...

And then so many of us DO care. This is why I no longer watch the news. I know that makes me uniformed but I no longer have the same struggles with drepression I used to, so there's a good trade off.

Molly Daniels said...

Cheer up sweetie. Things WILL get better soon!

barbara huffert said...

I don't usually read the paper either but some of this week's drama was personal. I don't think being uninformed is necessarily a bad thing.

Anny Cook said...

There were always bad things happening. They just didn't make the news. There have always been serial killers and baby killers and child/spouse abusers. Always. But think about this. Now, because of the immediacy of the news, more of them are caught and punished.

Having said that--I don't read a lot of news.