This blog is ostensibly about my experiences related to early retirement. I also enjoy exploring the imbecilic and absurdities of daily life so that we can all share in an occasional laugh.
Today I was all set to post something that falls into the latter category. However, suddenly I’m not in a laughing mood. The tragic series of events that took place in Brussels this morning once again underscore the deadly reality in which we now live our lives. It’s an absurdity of a different type, and one that is decidedly heartbreaking.
We tend to put on theoretical blinders in order to function from day to day, lest we succumb to the soul-crushing horrors of those whose sole intention is to defeat us both physically and emotionally. Survival is after all a precious human trait.
But we owe it to the innocents who were injured or killed today to remove those blinders and acknowledge what has taken place. That is the least we can do.
Laughter and silliness will be back soon enough. But not today. Or tomorrow either probably, at least for me.