{color me lovely v.1}

I think it's safe to say that it's been a pretty shitty week all around. The world is a pretty broken place, but it's hard for me to dwell on the sad sometimes.

I've seen a lot of comments this week, implying that those of us who continue to live our lives in the wake of tragedy are somehow insensitive. I think it's important to remember that we all mourn differently. I may live my life on social media, but you only see what I put out there. You didn't see me sitting in front of the television on Monday in shock, or crying when listening to our president speak that afternoon. When disaster strikes, obviously my first instinct is to burst into tears (and I definitely cried my fair share this week). But I don't like to wallow. Or I try not to, at least.

Instead, I remember only what a blessing my life is. I've been given the gift of living another day, and I want to appreciate that. I never want to take that for granted.

Even during a week like this, I see the beauty in the world. I see the good in people, who far outnumber the bad, and I see what an incredible place we live. It's how I celebrate, but it's also how I mourn. 

I've been wanting to start a color series on this blog for a while, because I think in colors. I spend my time thinking of color combinations and how one element would pair with another. And this week, despite the black and grey and red, I want to see bright. I was to see beautiful, and I want to see the good.


Joelle Duff said...

Beautifully said. I think it's important that we go on living our lives as normal as possible. Though some might say it's insensitive, I think it shows strength. It shows that events like this will not stop us from living our lives. I also think that although we shouldn't ignore the situation and those who died or were injured, we need to focus on the positive because it greatly outweighs the negative in this world.

Joelle Duff said...

What a perfect message. Even here in Canada, the effects of the bombings have been felt... but it doesn't do anyone any good to wallow and shut down their life. We all need to be strong, and hold it together, and keep ourselves moving, because if we give into the grief for too long, they win.

Joelle Duff said...

I know exactly what you mean. I've felt guilty when I post about other things, afraid that what I post will be taken as insensitive. The fact is, I'm awful at expressing my feelings on things like that. I want to celebrate life, take the time to grieve, and then pick myself up again.