“If I didn't care for fun and such,
I'd probably amount to much.
But I shall stay the way I am,
Because I do not give a damn.”
-- Dorothy Parker
She wound up her cursory scan of the newspaper headlines.
Hunger and famine kills 29 thousand kids in three months.
Floods, landslides kill at least 53.
Terror attack kills 17, wounds 80.
“Why us? Whatever have we done to deserve this?”
“Who? Who is the murderer of these people?”
Questions lay hidden within the clinical words of the reports. Victims’ pain flowed only veiled from the journalist’s fingertips.
She shrugged. Nothing new. The same old shit that happens all the time. That happens everywhere.
Whatever. Wonder what's playing at the movies today?
As I enter this month of April of having promised a short blog a day on emotions and feelings, I wondered what feeling is it that I feared the most?
And the word came to me on the wings of all the souls it had mangled.
A is for Apathy