It’s the last day of my 31 Days of July project. I seriously can’t believe I did it! I can be a bit of a slacker sometimes when it comes to my blogging. But only in the summertime because, you guys, I live in Seattle! I have to take advantage of the nice weather when we have it. Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.
Today’s photo is one I took a few days ago but I wanted to save it for today. Why? Because I thought I would end this project with something of importance. The shootings in Aurora Colorado were a horrible, horrible thing. There’s just too much violence in this world, Internets. And it can come out of nowhere.
My home state is Colorado and I was born in the Denver area. My awesome brothers live there with their families and a great deal of the rest of my family live a few hours away. This horrific tragedy took me right back to the Columbine shootings of 1999. I lived very close to that school and I was actually driving down Bowles Avenue when suddenly I was surrounded on both sides of my truck by police cars rushing to the scene. At that moment I didn’t know what had happened. I don’t think anyone really did. I thought a bank had been robbed. Sadly, I was wrong.
I often think about things like Columbine and Aurora and all of the other mass shootings in recent history whenever I am at any large event like a football game or a concert. People with evil intentions don’t necessarily care who they are hurting. It may just be about the amount of damage they can do. And that terrifies me. I work in a building that has events with attendees in the thousands at times. Our security is pretty good, but sometimes I think, “What if?”
What if, Internets?
Peace ~ SF