Last night as I went to bed, I watched my timeline preparing to head off to see The Dark Knight Rises. And I longed to be with them. It’s been some time since I’ve gone to a midnight show- it’s hard to manage when you have two little ones.
Waking up to hear about the shooting in Aurora, Colorado has been rattling to say the least. A gunman entered a theater showing TDKR, threw in a cannister of tear gas and opened fire. It is the very definition of senseless violence.
I don’t have any answers. I’m not sure that anyone ever will. I can only hope that pundits focus on the fact that this is one man. That if there is any reason, it won’t be found in the genre of movie he chose. (I’m still upset that people try to blame video games and comics for deranged individuals)
Hug your friends and families tight. If you can, keep your children away from the TV. And if they hear about it, make sure they know that for every madman out there, there are millions of wonderful people.
Peace and love,
PS – Working on the trip report now, but I felt I needed to comment on this.
ETA: Unfortunately the news is focusing on every little aspect of the shooter’s life. While I’m sure he’ll make an interesting case study, splashing every little detail only gives him the infamy that he probably wanted.