Summer is simmering down. The leaves are starting to fall. It’s time for me to awaken from my mid-year hibernation, but I don’t want to wake up. With everything that’s happened in the past month (the three devastating hurricanes, the bomb in London, Flooding in South East Asia, the terrorist attack in Las Vegas) it’s all just too much. I’m tired. Emotionally, physically, I’m just so freakin’ tired.
I can’t even begin to understand how the people who were personally affected by these tragedies are facing each day. All I can do to make myself feel a bit better about it all is to just donatedonatedonate. But money can’t solve everything, and it really feels like there is just so much inaction in the world, like we’re all waiting for someone else to make it better.
I’m not even blaming the rest of the world for that, because that’s how I am too. I’m waiting for Superman to save us all, but he ain’t coming, and that’s terrifying. We all have to be Superman and that is honestly even more horrifying. How am I, a weak little girl, going to save the world? I can’t fly. I don’t have heat vision. I’m not made of steel.
To escape all these feelings of inadequacy and desperation I’m reading about the Apocalypse: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Let that sink in; to escape 2017 I am reading a book about the anti-Christ. To be fair, the book isn’t all doom and gloom. It’s more British humor about avoiding the end of the world than anything. But, reading doesn’t make everything alright. Nothing feels okay right now. I know I’m not the only one. I see it all over social media and at work. There’s a air of desperation in everything we do. When did life become so draining?
Will this age of destruction ever end? Are we just spiraling closer and closer towards the end of the world? Will the doomsday clock finally hit midnight? Will we all just give up and go golfing every day instead of caring for one another and the planet?
Maybe it isn’t all so horrible, though. I mean, more tigers are being born every day. The world is still spinning, but at what cost? There are still children dying of starvation and disease in countries I can’t even name because we don’t talk about it. I drive by men and women who’ve lost it all everyday, turning a blind eye to their suffering as I try to beat traffic on my way home. Is this just how the world is? I hope not.
I hope not.
So, world can we take a break from all the horrible shite? Just for like a few weeks or heck a few centuries. Because I could sure use a nap, and maybe a piece of cake.
No travel post this week guys. I’m just not feeling up to it. I’m still posting pictures from my travels on Instagram so if you want to see those you can follow me @ littlesliceofbri.
How are you all doing? Let’s talk in the comments below. ❤️
I’d apologize for the somber post but I mean this is my blog and I started it with the purpose of writing about what I wanted to write about. so. Back to regular programming next week (hopefully).
Thanks for Reading!