What’s on your mind today?
I’ve been thinking about my work-in-progress. Well, I have multiple WIPs. Right now I’m focused on a sci-fi fairy tale. I want to finish the manuscript, go back to my Fairy Tale Asylum story and then to drafts of other stories. So many stories fluttering around in my head.
I’ve also been thinking about the news. Why is it in a world filled with terrible news stories, certain ones hold our attention while others are barely blips in the background? Every time something tragic happens, you have people who post their shock, their grief, their nightmares. You know, they (and I’ve done this myself), share photos of flags or of vigils. You have the people that ignore all that stuff and act as if nothing happened or as if there’s no reason to comment, not publicly anyway. Maybe they don’t care. Maybe they find it unseemly. Maybe they’re superstitious. And you have the people complain or criticize. They expose hypocrisy and false sentiment. Or at least what they see as those things. They scold others for being manipulated by the media or by a pretty face.
I’m always uncomfortable with arguments implying one tragedy is worth more than the other or that emotion isn’t valid if it isn’t directed in the right place–you can’t care about this if you haven’t cared about that! I have conflicted feelings on that. Some people are hypocrites or superficial. We all know that. But you can’t chastise someone into caring or not caring.
I don’t know. It’s something on my mind.
Also on my mind, on a more light-hearted note, the trailer for the new Star Wars: Rogue One. I love Star Wars! And the new film looks exciting. I told my son today that if he wants to give me a Mother’s Day present, I wouldn’t say no to new action figures, a Han Solo, a Rey, or a Finn. I am not the sort of woman who pines for diamonds.
Thanks for reading!