Design Fixation: I Have No Words...

4/16/13

I Have No Words...

I don't normally discuss current events on Design Fixation, but I wanted to address the horrific tragedy that happened yesterday in Boston because its really all I can think about today. To be honest, I'm having difficulty putting into words the sadness and disgust that I'm feeling. So I thought I would share a couple of images of people helping other people. Because I don't know about you, but sometimes I need a little help maintaining my faith in humanity.







All images are courtesy of Boston.com. Actor Patton Oswalt responded eloquently to the attack on his Facebook page:

"I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."
But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.

But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness.

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, 'The good outnumber you, and we always will.'"


Thank you to everyone who has sent love and support to our city of Boston... we will persevere.

xo,
Faith
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