Thursday, February 08, 2007

Guys, I am feeling scattered and unfocused. I have half a post written about a funeral I went to last week; I have another idea for a post rattling around in my brain, about our children and the freedoms we allow them (or don’t) but I have lost the initial inspiration behind it.

Because right now it seems that so often in this world, a child’s worst enemy is the one person who should be willing to lie down and die for him or her.

I have been sickened – literally, nauseated and breathless, and mostly speechless - by this.

I am trying to not think about it too much; I don’t know what else to do.
This? Is the weather report for that day.
Poor, poor little baby girl.

(Makes this kind of look downright silly, doesn’t it?)


Velma said...

I know. I've had the same sick pit in my stomach all afternoon. It's just unspeakable.

Joke said...

Color me cavepersonlike, but I've always been in favor of garrote for these sorts of vileness.

Not anything namby-pamby like injections...garrote. I might settle for Devil's Island, though.

Just not tonight.


Anonymous said...

I was just reading about that. How horrible. I think I'll go hug my kids.

Sarah Louise said...

What is this world we live in??? Stop, I think I want to get off. I can't even watch the news anymore.

I think I'll go hug my teddy bear.

nutmeg said...

This is why I have generally stopped watching the "news". Because it's not. The same ugliness, story after story. I simply just don't understand how one human being could do this to another.

Everything seems a little silly after reading that. But reading is what we need. If everyone just... Too naive I know. Hope the Desai is treating you well; I'll be glad to read your thoughts on it.

Jenn said...

I read this yesterday and was absolutely disgusted. I will never understand how a parent can do anything to injure the one person in the world who trusts, loves and needs them more than anything.

It makes me want to go home and hug my own kids a little tighter.

Kathy said...

I read this post and the story yesterday and am still speechless. I missed it on the news because I tend not to watch the news that much anymore. It can be too much for me. As much as I chastise myself for being a bad mother, I can't even contemplate someone doing something like this to a poor defenseless child.

rae ann said...

i feel sick.
i wish i had never clicked on that link.

BabelBabe said...

Bean - I know, and I am sorry. That is how it affected me - I was not exaggerating when I said it made me physically ill. And as always, when something affects me, I write.

and the rest of you - yes, go hug your kids. I recently decided that I am making a concerted effort to be more physically affectionate with my children. Sometimes, I just...forget, an i am not naturally very physical anyway. But I want my boys to know how much I adore them.

Iamthebookworm said...

People make me absolutely sick. There is a special place in h*ll for people who hurt kids like this


Major Bedhead said...

I think I'm going to puke.