I Was Going To…

…write you something sexy, if not witty. Something short to make up for the long silence.

But tonight, in Manchester UK, someone…something…an animal, a coward, a despicable excuse for a human…stole the lives of 19 people, likely a great portion of them children.

Teens.

Young girls and perhaps boys, who went to a concert to listen to their idol. Who would have filled their facebook pages, and Insta with images of joy and celebration.

19 lives snuffed out with the lack of compassion one shows for putting out a candle.

I cannot write through this heartbreak, not even for a bit of escapism, dear friends. Families have lost their most precious this evening, thinking they’d sent them off for a bit of fun, a little thing to remember forever.

They won’t be coming home full of stories.

My heart tonight is sad and bleak. Perhaps tomorrow, or the next day, the sorrow will have eased a bit, and the sexy will return.

Tonight, my friends, I mourn.