Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The Batman & May Boatwright

It is at this moment in time 01.21 in the morning of Thursday August 2nd and for some reason I have decided to blog. I think this is probably how blogging began, people not being able/not wanting to sleep.

So what to blog about at this hour? 

I went to see the latest instalment of the Batman last night but I didn't like it that much, far to violent for my liking. I didn't think I would, but I got quite upset when the 'bad guys' went into the stock exchange place and opened fire. It reminded me of the shooting in Colorado so from then on I was just quite upset to be honest. 

You see the thing about me is that I do get quite effected by other people's pain. Not physical pain per say but emotional pain. 
When I was sitting in the cinema I kept thinking about what the victims and their families felt like when the shooting happened by the 'bad guy' (I agree with Phillip DeFranco who said he will no longer say his name as the bastard doesn't deserve fame)

This is just one thing that has affected me but quite often I find I can't watch the news because it really is just a tv show about suffering now. With violence, death and sorrow consuming every crack of our societies, or so it feels. I do believe that without the bad we can't know the good but does it really take that much bad?

I've always been someone who can empatise even if I haven't gone through a situation nearly as similar I've managed to find a way. I love to listen and I love to help in any way I can. I have also on many occasion wished and prayed that it was me who had their pain because I can't stand to see suffering, I would much rather endure it. 

Have you read the book 'The Secret Lives of Bee's'? I highly recommend it or at least watch the movie but there is one character May Boatwright who I feel I could relate to. She was so sensitive to pain and suffering and eventually  


kills herself. Now I'm not as bad as that but I really did understand her character and as this book was on my leaving certificate course I definitely enjoyed reading more into her character.

Okay so that is my close to 2am blog post, let me know if you liked this and if you would like to hear more either on this topic or some other late night ramble,

until my next post I hope you're all well and I'll talk to you soon,

Alice x

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