Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sundays



Sundays...

     Would like to think that Sundays are a time of peace and reflection, regardless if you attend a religious structure, or not.  I know it's not always the case.  

     Initially I started Sadie's Gathering as a way to get back into the habit of writing every day.  Being in my 40's and knowing myself; I knew better than to try to keep it to just parenting, politics, or humor.  Funny how often they sorta tie in together.

     Since lately, I felt that things had been steering in the serious direction for sometime.  In an effort to lighten things up for the weekend, I'd planned to post a vent that leaned to the silly side of things.  Then the shooting happened.  I just didn't feel right posting what I'd planned.

     Now it's Sunday.  It's been one of those weekends where I'm just spent.  Not gonna take the time to whine and elaborate, because quite frankly I don't expect any sympathy from strangers when I can't get it from two daughters.

     Today, October 4th, would have been my late dad's 83rd birthday.  He died in 2011 from advanced dementia.  He had a huge heart, was my biggest fan, and I loved him and miss him.  To say we had a difficult relationship is an understatement.  He suffered from mental illness probably most of his life; yet went undiagnosed till he was in his 60's.  I have a post that delves deeper, but for now, it brings me to today's point.

The Oregon shooting.

Here we are again.  Another unstable individual kills.

Yes, it is about guns.
What Is It Going To Take?








     It's also about mental illness and what to do to uncover the motives of individuals before they they turn thoughts into tragedies.  A nurse once told me, "It's not illegal to be crazy."  This came at one of the times when I was nearly at my wits end, dealing with my dad, who was not taking his meds.  My dad was a former Marine, 6ft, 180 pounds and strong as an ox.   Crazy or not, nobody could make him do anything. 
     Soon after these tragedies happen, we often see family of the shooter; trying to find ways to offer condolences to the loved ones of the victims.  How do we stop crazy?  

IT IS A COMPLICATED MIX AS TO WHAT MAKES UP THESE TRAGEDIES.  SO MUST BE THE SOLUTION OF HOW WE MAKE THEM A THING OF THE PAST. 

I close with just a thought, to keep talking about it

With the hope that someday we will find the answers.