Walking through the crisp winter cold down the hard grey sidewalk, my right foot succeeding the left… I stare fixed and in contemplation at the path before me; my coffee tinted eyes notice something shiny, a small round coin, ten cent. I bend down to pick it up. I stand and continue, three more steps, another luminous dime staring up at me. “Wow” I thought, my day is turning around the universe was sending me a sign saying “Cheer up Dionne; it’s not all bad…” It wasn’t until a few moments later as I waited for my greasy lunch order that I realized, the 20 cents was not a message for optimism, but rather an ominous sign from above. 20 Kindergarten Children and 6 Adults died today. 20 children who will not see Christmas, 2013, or life; 20 parents who have to stare at the colorful unwrapped gifts under their pine smelling trees… , 6 adults who tried to protect those kids, 6 adults with unique families and friends of their own, 6 adults who will never enjoy another radiant sunset, brilliant blue sky, or cozy summer day.
Why are we at war with each other? Why does this continue to happen? Who is responsible? So many unanswered questions…
What I can say is this Christmas hug your family, show them love, and focus on the joy your friends and family bring into this world. None of us will live forever but we all deserve the chance to LIVE.
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