WELL IM SO GLAD I DECIDED TO LOOK AT TUMBLR BEFORE WATCHING THE WALKING DEAD
SAID NO ONE EVER
"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places." -Ernest Hemingway
SAID NO ONE EVER
Death has become a joke in American society.
When Amy Winehouse died, everyone was singing
“if only she had gone to rehab,
she wouldn’t have died,
but she said no no no.”
Not even hours after Whitney Houston was pronounced dead,
everyone was laughing over the joke,
“I guess she will always be Waiting to Exhale”
and people were crippled with laughter over the thousands of MIchael Jackson jokes before his body had even grown cold.
But death is not a joke around the dinner table
or something to make light of.
“she should just go and kill herself already”
is not a phrase that should be uttered in the high school hallways.
death is “Car Wreck Kills Mother of Three” tragic
death is “Drug Overdose Takes Brother and Husband Too Soon” monstrous
death is “Only Son Killed Overseas” Disastrous
death is “Suicide Causes Whole School to Mourn” sickening
death is not yours to take and manipulate for a laugh
death is final
death is terrifying
death is dreadful
death takes and takes and takes
but death never laughs
and death never jokes
I always feel weird when celebrities die, regardless of if I was a fan of theirs or not.
But Paul Walker was one of those I had a crush on for years, starting with Meet the Deedles, a movie I used to watch all the time.
I met him once when I was 12 or 13, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, he was there with his little daughter. I was scared to say something but I did, he was wonderfully sweet to my little nervous self. He said a few things to me, I cannot seem to remember them right now, and I wish I could.
Since then I have seen every thing he’d done, even if it was crappy.
I feel extra weird & sad about him dying because I spoke to him for a few minutes before. I can’t imagine how people who actually knew him feel, because my heart feels heavy. Seeing all the nice things people who knew him well are saying makes it worse.
why do good people die, so young and tragically? We need more good people.
I will never understand.
I feel silly to feel like this. But I guess that’s how it is sometimes.
I had to block a UCLA fan on twitter for harassing me. Seriously.