A Dark Night Rises

by jazzaleigh

I have learned over the past two days not to take anything for granted, that each breath we take is a gift not a right, each laugh we hear trickle into our ears is a blessing not an annoyance and each time we open our eyes we should look at the world with wonderment, not disgust at how it’s another plain old boring day. Because a boring day is sometimes the best day of them all. 

Two days a shooting occurred in Aurora, Colorado and twelve people died… Twelve lives that could have done great things, that could have made an impact we’re taken in all of ten minutes. Jessica Redfield one of the deceased was an aspiring young broadcaster who had a chance to do great things, her night was meant to be watching Christian Bale in a skin tight Batman costume not hiding under a cinema chair fearing for her life.. which was unfortunately taken. Jessica’s last tweet was “MOVIE DOESN’T START FOR 20 MINUTES”… it makes my heart burn knowing that fifty minutes later her heart ceased.

I wasn’t old enough when September the eleventh happened to know where I was when the events unfolded but I know it made a tragic mark on society. But I’m old enough now to remember this lesson.. I was sitting on my double bed having a conversation with my best friend through tumblr whilst messing around with my dog William when atleast ten people died. 

Lives we’re changed whilst mine was spared, I can’t seem to comprehend what people must have felt and heard.. I just hope every begins living their life with wonderment and take everything for granted because in ten minutes you might not have it.

xx Jasmine