Today has been an incredible struggle for me to write. I wanted to write about the hypocrites we see in life. Think about it..do you want a hygienist with puffy bleeding gums cleaning your teeth? How about if she had the worst breath in the world? It would not give you a whole lot of confidence that you are in good hands.
How about going to a cardiologist because you had a heart attack and you can smell the cigarette smoke on his clothes? Or the endocrinologist who is telling you to lose weight but he himself is a good 20-30 pounds overweight?
I was going to try and weave it into where have all the role models gone. Hopefully all can find someone to look up to, but most of them have been ripped from our midst as well.
But my thoughts keep going back to a family in Florida that doesn’t have a son anymore. I have made it a point not to discuss politics when I write. It is a very touchy subject, that and religion. But I cannot get over how a young man, the same age as my son, had his life snatched away. And usually I am one for saying let it work itself out and I just don’t get it still.
For the last couple of years my wife and I have bought close to a dozen different hoodies for our 17 year old, Joey. Heck, I even got one for myself (something about a 54 year old trying to look cool). It’s a fashion today for the young men. I can easily see my son walking down the street with his hoody over his head on a cold night, walking to a friend’s house or home. It could have been anyone’s son. Lucky for us the laws are a lot different in California so I am not so sure this type of killing could even be attempted to be justified.
I will not go into an analysis of what happened and what is being reported. I just feel I need to make one simple statement.
I STAND WITH ALL OTHERS OUTRAGGED AT THE SENSLESS KILLING OF TRAYVON MARTIN.