After watching the countless news media interviews with people, all of who seem to be crying, and the shots of countless more people crying over all the memorials, and people who couldn’t even go to work the next day cuz they were too broken up over it, I had a thought. How many of these grieving people can list the names…scratch that… even call out the number, of obituaries in their local community newspaper that day? Or even today? “He contributed so much” … What about the retired neighborhood doctor who may have delivered those people’s children, or the single mother who raised a wonderful family, or the elderly lady at the store who always had a smile and kind word, all who may have lived on their own block, perhaps even been a neighbor? What about the cop that got killed in their town maybe that weekend? (So what, that’s part of a cop’s job, right)? My money says not one in a thousand can, and that’s being very generous. It strikes me as very odd that people can be so affected by the death of a celebrity that they never talked to, or perhaps they managed to shake their hand during an autograph, yet seem to feel that the common folk don’t need to be mourned, remembered or even acknowledged unless it’s immediate family.
p.s. Just a thought that passed… if anyone feels it’s in the wrong forum, slap me and move it:)