Orlando Shooting…

Thoughts of my future children churn in my head.

I’m not married. I’m not even engaged. It doesn’t matter. The tragedy that occurred in Orlando early this morning hit a bit too close to home for me. Apparently that’s what it takes to influence my emotions from such a far distance away. Existential hope and worldly rage mix inside of me, as I know it does in so many other souls around the world. Taking all of the mass shootings out of the equation, there are countless other issues affecting our children, worldwide. Adding the shootings into the equation is enough to drive my thoughts ballistic.

I want as many children as God will allow me to help bring into this world. I want to spread morales of right vs. wrong, good vs. evil, love, sympathy, understanding, listening, learning, and action. Not a soul on this earth has met a god, but in times like these I’m betting most people hope something is out there that’s greater than us all. As much as we like to plan and control our own lives, I pray there’s something higher with a stronger plan for humanity.

With the gospel sounds of a Chance The Rapper song in my ears, I sit at San Fransisco International looking at all the people passing by. Old, young, all colors, all preferences, all genders. I see sad faces, happy faces, empty faces. Love those around you and love your children even more. My mind is full of thoughts today.

Thoughts of my future children churn in my head…