Dark night in Colorado

dark night

The wall to wall news coverage of the massacre in Aurora, Colorado, today has everyone a bit more nervous than we were yesterday.  The recent Tuscaloosa bar shooting and now this nightmare have us all peering around to see who looks like they may be about to flip out.

It could have happened anywhere and one of our children could have been in that theatre, innocently waiting to see the much hyped Batman production of “Dark Night Rises.” Heck, if I’d been in Aurora, I might have bought a ticket because I spent my college days rushing over to the Tri-Delta House at 6:30 every evening to watch Batman and Robin with my sorority sisters.   


Over the garden fence this morning, Brenda and I had a high level discussion of the event, and we are blaming television and the movies.  Irony huh?

Sometimes you’ve just got to blame someone.  We reminisced about the movies we saw as children – Bambi, The Sound of Music, and  Pollyanna. The most violent movies featured those crazy guys, the Three Stooges, who performed such startling maneuvers like butting heads. 

Special effects get louder and more graphic with each passing year.  It seems like it’s no fun unless someone’s head gets blown to bits and the house shakes on its foundation. 

Brenda and I decided society needs a kick in the butt and a few days in silent reflection to realize what we have and what we are giving up each time we push the envelope.

3 thoughts on “Dark night in Colorado

  1. If the shooter had a cut in is leg, he would have been treated. Cuts in the brain/psychic are not that easily seen ? It’s just the way it is !!!!

  2. Let’s not make this complicated. This guy was mentally ill and until we as a group or we as individuals are willing to come forward and say: “This or that person needs medical treatment for Mental Disorder” we will continue to have Mental Illinois that festers and festers with no healing in sight. Just think of what would happen if you had a cut on your leg and no attention was paid until the leg was so infected and rotten that the leg has to be removed. Mental Illinois is there….we just can’t see it and if we do, we tend to say “He is different”.

  3. Chet. Have your ears been burning? I had lunch today with some of your old girl friends Helen Calvert, Anita Keys and Sara Roberts in the Point. Apparently, Helen recently visited you with Judy Shirley. They said you were excellent host. I told them we had become friends on the site. When can I come visit?

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