When I sat down to write this months’ post, I scrapped the intended topic thanks to the horror inflicted on those at Pulse, their friends and families, and the LGBTQ Community as a whole on Sunday. It’s taken me a little to even find any words—and I make my living using words—to express my profound sense of loss and pain since hearing the news.
You see, I’m originally from not that far from Orlando. To say that I was terrified as I waited to read through the list of names doesn’t even begin to describe it. Then you add in the fact that I’m a Novice Sister with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and we have an Abbey house in Orlando… and yeah, was worried for all my sisters there as well.
What I can say is that LOVE IS STRONGER than hate. We cannot allow this pain, this loss, this sickness that has attacked us, to stop us. To put us back into hiding. To cause us to not be who we are. Every time I go out for the rest of the year as Eroti-Quill (My SPI name) I will have Pulse written on me somewhere in memory of those lost. But also to remind myself to fight so that their loss doesn’t keep happening.
Click below to see a wonderful tribute to those lost in the horrible attack at Pulse. I hope you will take a moment to view it. I hope they all are hanging with Peter Pan, loving and being who they are as they await their next life.
I promise to try to have a happier post for you next month, but for now, blessings and know I’m thankful for the safety of each and every one of you!