?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Last Episode | Next Episode

Green Room - Week 26 - Day 4

It's the final week of Friends and Rivals, and the deadline for the final entries http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/940205.html. Considering the sheer strength of the Final 2, I should be celebrating. Instead, I'm having trouble sleeping.

The attack at the Pulse was very much on my mind - especially the detail of all the phones ringing with people trying to contact their loved ones. Phones ringing to calls that would never be picked up.

I don't really comment much about how I feel about social or political issues. Because honestly - the spotlight isn't on me. It's on you. I want to set the stage so you can be free to talk about them. (and who wants to hear from another cis-gender old white guy anyway? :p)

Being in Orlando that night though - just a few minutes away... had we stayed to get something to eat (like I wanted to do), we would have probably still been in the area when the shooting occurred.

I wasn't at the Pulse, to the best of my knowledge none of my friends were there that night (although some of them definitely go there). I wasn't close enough that I was in any real danger (unless he had decided to come to the club I was at , a few blocks away and a few hours earlier. But "we" weren't his target - unless he decided he also hated Gogol Bordello)

It's still profoundly disturbing though. If something like this *doesn't* rattle something inside of you, you may want to check the gears of your robot heart, because something might need oil.

Comments

( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
prog_schlock
Jun. 13th, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
I barely slept last night too. Those poor families (and friends). The image of the phones ringing also haunted me.

Love to the LGBT community and to all of Orlando.
adoptedwriter
Jun. 13th, 2016 01:46 pm (UTC)
Pretty freaky knowing this could happen potentially anywhere. What a shame.
I was home, ( technically at my brother's place here in TPA), dancing w three kids and a dog that night.

AW
bleodswean
Jun. 13th, 2016 01:52 pm (UTC)
It's frightening and tragic and I just can't anymore with the text messages and ringing phones. Terrible.

WTH happened on reddit????
murielle
Jun. 13th, 2016 02:54 pm (UTC)
I was in church all day yesterday, on the ride home the driver knew a bit more than I about what had happened, but I still don't know all that has been released and will follow up on it today. It is utterly heartbreaking. I keep thinking of the families and friends, partners and loved ones of those who were killed and how they are suffering today. And those who were injured! It is almost too much to take in.
gratefuladdict
Jun. 13th, 2016 05:43 pm (UTC)
I'm just heartbroken. :( And tired and discouraged, feeling like we're just stuck in this loop where these kinds of things will keep happening, and we'll keep arguing with each other about why it happened and what we can do about it, and nothing will change.
( 5 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

LJ Idol
therealljidol
LJ Idol: a writing rollercoaster with iffy brakes

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com