I have been riveted to my computer screen today. Where we live, we get news from Denver. I want news from Colorado Springs, as I have family from there. With the fire burning, one of the news stations in the Springs is streaming their broadcast, which has been on the air since yesterday afternoon. So I've been watching it.
Today, I wanted to write. I wanted to clean house. But I couldn't tear myself away from the mass info dump gushing from my computer. Between Twitter, Facebook, and the stream, I was in a constant flow.
I tend to do that when there's tragedy. I remember when I was in the 6th grade and Challenger exploded. I sat in front of the TV and took notes. Don't know why. It made me feel better - like I was contributing somehow. 9-11 was the same. I couldn't get enough information. Perhaps somewhere in my head I thought I could figure it all out. Make sense of it.
Technology has made it so much easier to receive information. That can be a good thing and a bad thing. Right now, I'm grateful for it. I'm able to watch without getting in the way. It's also bad because I really want to go help, but there's nothing I could do if I were there. So...here I am, now at a point where I'm trying to ignore it. Trying to find some kind of distraction.
Think I'll go cook supper for the Dingoes.
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