Depressing reading

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So, I’ve been doing a bit of reading outside my normal reads today. I went over and read I’m Dr. Laura’s Worst Nightmare. I found it in Snidget‘s comments. Her particular entry today was about a teenage girl who committed suicide over the weekend. I can not tell you how much this sadens me. Really, it does. This girl is local to me. The funeral was held in my new neighbourhood. I’ve seen the girls/parents that were the topic of conversation. I know what it is like to be better than average size in Silicon Valley, and that’s as an adult. I can only imagine how hard it would be as a teen.

I went to Brendan’s daughters Christmas concert in December. I remember seeing a goth girl playing bass guitar and thinking to myself, how hard it must be to be goth today. I remember seeing goth kids when I was growing up. I always thought it was cool, but then, I was on the outside most of the time because of all my moves in high school. I never fit anywhere. I always thought it was cool that there was that whole culture out there.

Today, I’m not so sure that I envy those who choose a path that is outside of what others consider “normal.” Even inside that “normal” path kids are hurtful, hell adults are hurtful.

I just feel horrible that this happened. My hootie was kinda goth for awhile. He hung out with that croud. It’s so sad and so scary all at the same time.

I think I need to hug my Hootie. Make sure he knows he’s loved.

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  1. God, that is so sad.