I'm sitting here, reading a silly book, and other people's children are dead, blow up and damaged in unholy ways at an airport and a metro. The incongruity of my current life, and the lives of those both grieving and suffering is palpable and it makes me feel suddenly so sad and so angry.
I also feel helpless to affect positive change. I don't know how you solve this or end this cycle of punishment/glory and death-seeking, always in the name of someone's god. The cycle of retaliation and forgiveness, the haves and have-nots, the modernized vs the ancient, male vs female, education vs ignorance, adaptability vs rigidness--both on an individual and a global scale. How in the world do all we people on this one planet of ours learn to finally stop murdering, raping, demonizing and destroying each other for some shitty little scrap of land, some vainglorious title, one zealous belief or another?