His pain has ended and ours is just beginning. A man lies dead in the streets. He was stripped of his clothing and shot in the head. Now doesnít that make you feel better! Doesnít that take away the pain of the loss that you have had? Am I angry? No. I am observing and feeling my stomach reach up through my throat as I witness this from a photo that has been passed on to many. I stopped watching the news as I saw no positive coming from all the negativity coming from the media. I am not innocent to what is happening, because so many wish to share this knowledge with me. Am I more aware now that I know? Can I control what has happened and what will happen from this event? No.
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A woman has drowned 5 of her children and now many want judgements for what she has done. She claimed insanity. Is it sane to drown your children? My mind wonders what can be done. How can justice be served? Oh you naughty mind! I see her being placed under water five times to near death and then allowed to live with the horror of what she has done. I am expecting that she will understand. Many want the death penalty. Quickly death will take her. Is this the belief that this is our only life so therefore it is a punishment to loose it? Sanity. What is it? Is it the understanding of one reality that is righteous?
How can anyone, or I judge what they cannot understand? Can you understand how the woman was thinking and feeling as she took away the life of each child? I look at pictures of my grandchildren and my child when she was young. I do not understand. So how can anyone or I decide how to punish such a deed? How do we protect the children of the insane when we argue in the courts to what insanity is?
How do we protect the man or the woman that dies because of their race or their colour? How do we judge those who take life and believe they are making this a better place for us to live? I have no answers and I think that is where the answer begins.
I hear many tell me this is the way itís always been and this is the way it will always be. I suspect this is true as long as the majority believes these words. I see a change coming when we no longer believe that the past will continue. I believe that when I start today I know nothing and this leaves my mind open for the answers to come to questions that have not been answered.
What is equally important to the answers, I believe, is that I know you may not agree with me and thatís okay too. So here we are; a group of people listening to each other and someone has to make the rules of what is right and what is wrong. Guess what? This is how religion began. This is how the laws in our countries began. This is how wars began. So much for the answer that seemed so simple.
So a man dies in the street today and I have heard a woman has killed 5 children. I am asked how would I judge them? I have no answers. I have reactions and it is the reactions of the emotions of the events that must end. The answer is simple but I do not know it yet.