Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I wouldn't say that I'm falling into a depression, but I continue to be a little haunted by the death of the 9 year-old girl, Christina-Taylor Green, who died in the Tucson tragedy. She was born on 9/11. Something good to come from 9/11 and now that light has winked out.

And instead of coming together and mourning as a nation, there's more hate and infighting and mockery and divisiveness. To me, this is a bigger symbol of our decline than any placement on a global scale for education or health care.

Some days the thought of just chucking it all and roaming Europe for a while is very, very appealing.


fairyhedgehog said...

It's hard to see such terrible things happening.

I'm not saying it's better over here - there are bad and good people in all parts of the world - but if you do decide to give Europe a whirl I'd love to see you.

All we can do is our own little bit to make the world a better place, which you certainly do as I know from my own experience.


stacy said...

Thanks, Fairy. I feel the same about you, too.

Old Kitty said...

The events in Tucson over the weekend is just horrendous. I can only hope that in the long run - this tragedy will temper the posionous political climate raging over there. I hope.

Europe is just as explosive really! But I hope you do travel around here!!! Take care

stacy said...

Thank you, Kitty. I hope to make it over the pond someday soon.