Oh my God, Norway.
My heart goes out to every single one of you. I've been so caught up in work the last couple of weeks, I've only just been able to catch up on everything that's happened. I just. I can't even comprehend what you're going through right now. My heart, my thoughts, and my prayers - such as they are - go out to all of you, to the victims and their families and friends, to those who were left behind. I wish there was something I could do, but this is all I've got.
*Subject from a quote by Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, at a memorial service for those killed. Probably slightly paraphrased, due to my memory.
I can't believe I have to say this, but. For those making jokes about Amy Winehouse, for those complaining and bitching at people who mention her sad passing - because it is
sad, it is
a tragedy, every life lost before its time is a tragedy - and accuse them of "ignoring" or "not caring" about Norway? Just. Shut up. Did it ever occur to you that maybe, just maybe, it's easier for people to understand, easier for them to process the death of a troubled individual than the senseless massacre of children, for no other reason than their support of a political party most of them weren't even old enough to vote for yet?
Just because you're affected by one, doesn't mean you aren't affected by the other. This isn't an "either or" situation. Stop trying to make it one. /rant.