Years from now, I am not sure I will reread this entry and remember all the details that run nonstop on the TV but there was a shooting in a theater in Colorado. 12 dead. 58 injured. I read some blogs, not as much as I used to (thank goodness) and was glad that almost all of them haven't mentioned the shooting. I believe blogs are person things. We write because we like to hear our own voice, keep our thoughts for whatever reason.
I never had any intention of going to see this Batman movie. And the only movie I've seen at midnight were the last few Harry Potter ones...but believe it or not, even being basically kid movies, there were NEVER infants in the audiences. I don't even recall 4 years olds there. There might have been a couple preteens. I'm trying hard to remember (I'm asking Pam when she gets home from visiting her first grandbaby).
And there's all this uproar about in the shooter, his rigged apartment, the families left waiting 19 hours to hear a definitive answer to where their loved ones were. There have been a few who commented about the violence portrayed a lot in movies and how desensitized we are becoming (an excellent entry is from my own daughter, naturally ). But as a mom and a grannie, I still just have to wonder why do these parents take such wee lambs to a movie at midnight, that movie or any movie. Someone I talked to about it suggested, no babysitter. Really? That's an answer for seeing a midnight showing? It's not like it was going to be the ONLY showing ever of that movie.
Then there's the devil issue. Oh yes, I am a believer in him as well as I believe in God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Two NaNoWriMo's ago, I started my thoughts on this topic but always put it off...I just might finish it this NaNoWriMo. Who knows?! I do know that once we open the door to him, it stays open. And suddenly he's a permanent resident, maybe sometimes not a welcome guest, but he's a squatter. And people just get used to him being around. Desensitized to movies and books is one thing but when you start to realize what you've desensitized yourself to, it's a whole other ball of wax.
So dear Journal Blog, that's all I'm going to say on this topic. The talking heads will do the rest. I just want to remind myself...for the future....for perhaps NaNoWriMo. Although I am not big on being preachy, and although I read through books and stuff that make others scream and run to hide, I do know what's out there. I see it for what it is. And Satan is what it is. BIG AND HANDSOME, in appearance to you, to get you...but he doesn't want you. Don't want him!