No Tomorrow, No Tomorrow…

 

I feel this is an appropriate song for today. Such a sad 24 hours in the world…be it that all you may care about is Amy Winehouse, or if you’re as appalled as I am about the tragic events in Oslo or disgusted with the sad state of affairs with the Tea Party assholes and the debt ceiling and budget talks.

It is indeed a mad world. A very mad world.

I was sitting at work today listening to the conversations going on around me and it just bothered me that everyone was talking about drinking and fucking and what movies they wanted to see. No one batted an eye at what happened in Oslo. No one gives a damn that because of our leaders’ inability to compromise and agree on anything that vital services in this country are going to be greatly impacted. The FAA is placing 4,000 employees on furlough. The fucking FAA man! No one cares.

92 people confirmed dead from a conservative nut-job’s rampage…but because it didn’t happen here, it don’t mean anything.

The only big news item anyone wanted to talk about was Winehouse, and at that they were just dumb jokes about how she should’ve said yes, yes, yes.

I see Amy’s death as an opportunity for people to have a frank discussion about the power of addiction. Will anyone else see it as such? Probably not. Everyone will crack jokes and say it was obvious it was going to happen, but that’s as far as it will ever go. Maybe I’m a little sensitive to it because I have a parent that is an alcoholic and growing up with that in the family has really shaped me. It’s not funny to me. It never will be.

Maybe I need to accept that a lot of things about me are linked directly to being an ACOA. My problems establishing and developing relationships. My issues with rejection. Social awkwardness when others around me are imbibing more than I’m comfortable with. My difficulties with having a healthy relationships.

Maybe I’m thinking too much about everything.

 

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~ by tatterednotes on July 23, 2011.

5 Responses to “No Tomorrow, No Tomorrow…”

  1. You are absolutely right about everything you said in this post. I do not understand how people could overlook what happened in Oslo just to trash someone else. The situation with Amy is extremely sad as well. I was really hoping that she would turn her self around but I assume it’s easier said then done. People needs to realize that when someone is addicted, they are not normal. Addiction is a disease. Some people can get over it and Some can’t! It’s not funny to me….at all.

    • Thanks for commenting. I really appreciate the feedback and knowing that there are other like-minded people out there!

  2. I am in a state of shock over the reaction to Oslo as well. Most of the people I’ve mentioned it to at work or who are friends either hadn’t heard about it, or just replied “oh”. I don’t see how we can be so desensitized that when more than 90 people lose their lives the automatic response is “oh”. It bothers me a lot. Especially since many of those people reacted to the death of Amy Winehouse with great disappointment and confusion. Her death is sad as are the deaths of each and every person in the attacks in Norway. I don’t think your sensitivity to jokes about Winehouse’s death is anything more than it should be. I reacted the same way honestly.

    • Thanks for that. I’m planning on doing a more dedicated post about Oslo, but I’m still digesting it to be honest. I am so, so saddened by the sorry state of Americans. I just don’t even know what goes through people’s heads about some things. I still remember my high school basically going into lockdown when Columbine happened…12 years later and people just don’t even care. Boggles the mind.

      • I understand. I did a study abroad to Norway last year. It is one of the safest places I have ever been in my life. I would also like to write a post about this, but for me it just keeps coming back to “this kind of thing just doesn’t happen there”. I remember Columbine as well. I grew up in Littleton, Colorado. I remember my elementary school going into lockdown as well. Peoples’ reactions were so different. So much stronger. I remember how long it took my community to start healing after the shooting. And it was thirteen people. I can’t even process the number the deaths have reached. And on top of it all peoples’ general lack of caring in the area I live now mostly just makes me sick.

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