There’s been another shooting. The worst mass shooting in recent US history. I won’t go into the details of what people are calling it—hate crime, terrorist attack, both. The bottom line is that a deeply vulnerable community was hurt, and that’s something that should not be ignored.

I always find myself in a daze after learning about these events on the news. Even across the country, they hit so close to home, especially this one. Could’ve been anyone. Could’ve been me. Everything turns surreal for a little while.

Just read a report on someone in LA being arrested, someone who was planning on attacking the Pride Parade with guns and explosives. I wanted to be tough and strong and resolved, but I’m faltering. Isn’t that stupid? I’m kind of scared.


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