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Monday, 8 August 2011

Back to Black...

During my quiet time away from the Interwebs, I was rocked by two news items...

I mainly gain my news via the Internet, so I did miss it when I could not, but with 24 hour rolling television news stations, you're never too far away from a story. Or so it seems.

I was in tears at the news of the terribly early death of lovely little Amy Winehouse.

I know her story has been everywhere, but I could not let it pass without saying that I feel so strongly that she should not have died.

How can someone so young, so pretty, so talented, so bright, have burned out at such an early age?

I loved her music and felt she harkened back in some ways to a sweeter, more innocent era in some respects.

Unfortunately, the lure of drugs is never innocent. Or sweet.

Suffice it to say, she has left a little legacy of treasure.

I really feel for her loving and long-suffering parents and family. And Amy herself, who seemed to me like a little girl who was afraid to grow up, and who seemed not to be able to love herself enough.

Now sadly she never will...

The second story concerns our neighbours in Norway.

I mourn for your tragedy, my friends.

I am so sorry for your grave losses.

I mourn your country's lost innocence in some ways...

Life will never be quite the same again, I fear...

So much talent. So many beautiful and bright young things.

Lost to a right-wing madman.

I am so sorry for what path your lives must now run along, my friends.

Such treasure now stilled...

May you all find peace in time.

I wish this for you, along with love.


Gigi said...

Both stories shocked and saddened me to such a degree. Some days it seems that the world has truly gone crazy.

Cynthia L. H. said...

It is all very sad. Sometimes it really is a wild, wild world.

Expat mum said...

I was in England when both events took place, so felt a lot closer than I normally would.
As the parent of teens, who (let's face it) could go down any path at this point) my heart broke for her parents and for Any. There was a lot of blog chatter and judgement at the time about how she "chose" to remain an addict, which I felt to be horribly ill-advised and ignorant of the situation. At least she's at piece now.
And those poor Norwegians. It doesn't bear thinking about.
I'm not religious but I prayed for all of them.

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

such tragedy in both circumstances!!!!

SueAnn said...

These stories broke my heart as well. It brings a pain that can't be soothed so quickly. Shocked? Of course...but not as shocked as I would have been ten years ago. Sad, huh? It seems that with so many horrific things happening deadens our "shock" response!!!!

Misfits Vintage said...

I am still quite heart sick for the loss of Amy.

And the tragedy of Norway is almost, almost incomprehensible.

@SueAnn - I agree.

Sarah xxx

Vix said...

Terrible tragedies, utterly heartbreaking.
I adored Amy. Kayne West's tribute to her at the weekend moved me to tears. x

libby said...

Such sad sad events....reminds me every day to count my blessings.

Scriptor Senex said...

Just to let you know I'm back reading your posts after an age away. Sad that such tragedy had to be the subject of this one - now with the addition of the riots it does make one wonder what the world is coming to.

Something I wrote earlier...

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