I don’t know what’s been on TV where you are; but all that’s been on here is coverage of the horrific tragedy in CT. I sat and watched it transfixed for at least 5 hours straight on Friday, and have seen and read lots more about it since then.
I really hope I don’t sound uncaring; but after seeing the photos this morning of those so very young ones cut down go tragically I’ve decided to abstain from reading or watching anymore about it at least for awhile.
I have all the facts–except why he did it; and it may well be no one will ever know that; and although my heart goes out to the families of the victims, me keeping the tragedy first and foremost in my brain won’t bring those little ones back. If and when legislation is put forth that might help prevent a repeat of the horror I will campaign for it long and loud. (However, I fear in Texas that day may never come. Texans love their pick up trucks, and their guns.)
In fact I’m imposing a moratorium on all news for awhile.
The older I get the more I internalize things I see and hear. Later they show up in my dreams.
They did last night.
I’m sick of reading about mothers who decapitate their children, fathers who put radioactive pellets in their child’s bed, lying politicians, about people doing horrific things to each other and to animals and just being mean, twisted, sick, freaks– miserable excuses for human beings.
It seems for every good, heartwarming story I hear about on the news there are 4-5 that are just God-awful, things so bad that they make you want to run with scissors in traffic.
So, since I can’t run away with the gypsies, or move to my own island or mountaintop, no more news for me– at least for now.
I am going to figuratively put my head in the sand in an effort to escape all the madness.
For now I’ve decided to refocus myself. Christmas Eve is in just 1 week now; and I think this year, perhaps more than ever, is a time to really love and cherish friends and family. I am going to listen to Christmas music on Pandora and watch only comedies. I imagine if a giant meteor is hurtling this way someone w ill let me know; and if not so what? It’s not like I could change the outcome anyway. Who am I? Bruce Willis?
So if you come if just for the latest news, I suggest on go on over to CNN. James Earl Jones does a much better job of covering it than I do anyway. After Dec. 25th I will rejoin the informed world.
By Wed. all the special orders for Ecofab Arts will be done and on their way. After that I can concentrate on finishing Christmas presents. A lot of ours are going to be home made this year– and no, none of them Ecofab products.
Yesterday when we were out I found 2 comic books–1 Smurf (1982) and 1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989). For one of Brett’s gifts I thought we’d frame those. When Brett was little we had Hanna Barbera Land, a theme park for kids, based on the cartoons of Hanna Barbera in Houston. They had the Smurfs, Huckleberry Hound, Jabberjaws and lots more. It was reasonably priced so we went all the time. Brett loved it. Sadly due to the economic crash, it closed in 1985, just before Amanda was born. I think she’s still peeved about that.
After that he got into TMNT big time. I figured one day he could show his kiddos what he loved as a child. One year I framed an old Howdy Doody handkerchief my MIL had given me. It had been given to Doug when he was a young one.
More than ever I’m really trying to focus more on what people really might like this year that I can make vs just what I can go out and buy them. I hope no one is disappointed. I don’t think they will be.
Now a quick Ecofab Arts update:
The pages for the website are finally all set. The copy all written and double checked. It’s been decided that all the photography had to be reshot; so that’s what I’m in the midst of right now. I’m just hoping that as the old goes “Good things come to those who wait.”
We were planning on setting up today; but Mother Nature intervened and sent a monsoon our way. (Houston has been rain-free for awhile now so the rain was welcome, even if it did impact our sales.) So instead I’ll be here painting all day.
So I guess that’s it for now. I hope this finds you all well.