Today, my heart is heavy.
I have so much I want to say, so many blog drafts that are waiting to be finished and published, so many projects with deadlines looming, and so many of my own issues that I’ve been trying to deal with lately, but none of that matters right now.
Today, my heart aches.
I’m shocked at how we still live in a society where human beings can be so cold and so cruel to others. I’m angry because it’s always the good, genuine, happy people who are taken away from this world way too soon, and it’s those cold and cruel lives that live for years.
Today, my family lost a friend, someone who was just doing his job and trying to make his community a better place when his partner turned on him, shot him in the back of the head and left his body sitting in a truck in the middle of the afternoon.
Today, my first thought when I woke up was about all of the projects I need to work on and all of the errands I need to run. My projects still remain unfinished and those errands still haven’t been completed because today isn’t about me or the projects or my issues. Today is about the loss of a family childhood friend and his family, and the pain, heartache and anger that his family is suffering through.
Today is about the memories that I have of hanging out with that family at their house, located just steps away from my own childhood house, and remembering those times playing video games with him and my brother.
Today, the world lost one of the kindest people I have known.
This world will never be the same.