I’m sure everyone reading this knows about the shootings in Arizona on Saturday. I was going to say I wasn’t personally affected, meaning I didn’t know anyone personally who was shot, but I was personally affected. It was a rotten day. Absorbing all the reaction was pretty overwhelming, and it brought back some surprising things from losing Jasmine, among other things, so I’ve put myself on a news/Facebook fast. I need the space and I’m taking it. And as my primary response so far has been relief, I know it was the right thing to do. I’m not sure how long it will be, but I’m thinking at least a week. At least.
Frankly, it feels a little like cutting an addiction. And in the space left by not constantly reading about other people’s lives, I hope to become a little more present in my own. Less reading, more writing, perhaps. Less reading, more paying attention. And so it goes. If I’m your friend on FB and you’re wondering where I went this week… well, here I am. 🙂