Yesterday began like any other Sunday.
I woke up a little later than I would normally during the week. I was able to wake up without the sound of an alarm. I began my morning routine. Let the dog outside…feed the dog…open the blinds to let some light in…head to the kitchen for coffee…take a look at my phone to check my text messages and noticed I had a text asking the question, “Have you checked on your family in Orlando?” I did not respond to the text. I went straight to my favorite news media outlet to find out exactly what had happened in Orlando, Florida.
By now I’m sure you already know what I found. You can imagine the shock and sadness that I felt after reading such news and I did check on family and friends that I have in that area to find that everyone was alright. I immediately thought about the many calls and text messages asking the same question that went unanswered. That could never be answered.
I’m not really sure why things like this happen or continue to happen regardless of sexual orientation, religion, age, or skin color, or what influences push people to make decisions such as this. I don’t think I want to know what leads people to making decisions such as this.
I have no answers to the many questions that are looming in my brain.
I reach to understand something that is not meant to be understood.