A Facebook friend shared an article today that was really well-written and hit me in a slightly uncomfortable place and I had to puzzle out why that was. It didn't take long. The article - "A Widow's Rage Defense of Patton Oswalt's Engagement" written by Erica Roman - is beautifully written and gets to the heart of the matter very well. But the thing that really hit me was reading some of the judgmental comments that inspired the article.
I had to process a lot of feelings today, and now I sit listening to Audioslave trying to put words to some of them. Audioslave was my first real introduction to Chris Cornell’s voice, but I did get into Soundgarden later. I was never a devoted fan but I often listened to those tunes when I was feeling down or angry. As a friend told me earlier today, when a public figure takes their own life there are ripples. Those of us who have considered or tried the same thing have to take stock.
WHAT. THE HELL. IS. THIS.
My perfectly normal workday was completely derailed by seeing this and its associated article on Twitter. And then when I got home I had to install a widget on my website so I could insert pictures to pictorially represent the horror we're dealing with. It took me a minute, but my rage has not subsided.
So I want to test and make sure this website still works so I pulled up an interesting descent into oblivion that I record during the less-than-30-day period where I wasn't tweeting much. So this is what happened when I tried to start creating a sub-theme for my site. I could put this in a ul, but that would be too much work for the amount of actual thinking that was done here.
I'm curious, how many other wannabe website developers have gone through similar woes? Anyways, it begins with a thought.