So you go to buy a new car. A red car. And as you're driving home, you notice all of the red cars around you. Surely there weren't that many before. Are you a trendsetter? Did they all know you were going to get one?
This is how I feel about suffering right now. There is SO MUCH suffering now, all around me. It numbs me. A local infant, shaken to death. One of my daughter's classmates just lost her dad to a hit and run. A close friend is watching her marriage of 20 years disintegrate. Metastatic cancer at 61. A local boy, having won against cancer once, now gets leukemia. And Haiti, devastated Haiti....I can't even listen to the news about it, let alone watch it. I made my Red Cross donation and turned it off. I can't process it.
Has this always been here? Why am I just seeing it now? Is this because of my suffering, or am I just the age that all this crap starts?