I am at a loss for what to say. I am at a loss for what to think. My entry into comic publication begins with a senseless act against a cartoonist. I don’t know what the comic artist made or what he thought about anything. I just know he pissed people off.
One thing that struck me was that the terrorists went after a few people and now millions are banding together against them. Kind of seems counter productive in a way. I don’t know what to say about senseless acts. I tend to shy away from the big news events and the drama that the news portrays. It seems counter productive to living a happy life.
News for me, and I mean the big network news like on abc or nbc etc, just focuses on problems. Really. I go a week away from watching any news broadcast a lot of the time, and when I tune back in, it is an hour or so of problems. Just problems. Doesn’t seem to solve any problem for me.
I suppose terrorists have some semblance of a reason to attack people. I don’t know how any of it makes sense. The government, the people, the anti people, the media. None of it makes sense to me.
I try to focus on the positive now. I try to focus on the good things. Make art that speaks to me, that makes me feel better. I try not to attack anyone, even in thought, even in my art, but I guess there will always be someone who takes offense to something. I guess I sort of take offense to the recent events, but I don’t really have anything to say about it. Just that love is the goal of life. Love is what we’re here for. The dark, the light, the middle, it is just a way to understand love, to get back to love, to find some new way to be loving.
A lot of people feel love for this fallen cartoonist. A lot of people feel appreciation for the people around them. A lot of people are banding together.
That is just about all I can say now.
Tim Edwin B.