Unsettled

So it’s late and I’m ready to go off to bed (and Micah ACTUALLY seems to be sleeping tonight…in his crib!;) but my head is filled with the sad news of actor Heath Ledger’s death by an overdose of sleeping pills and the sad fate of those who died on Flight 93.

In one of those moments where you just sort of stop in disbelief, I heard about Ledger’s death while at the grocery store this afternoon and it was just weird. If I heard that Britney Spears or Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan or one of the Olsen twins had died, it wouldn’t be a big surprise but for an actor who is in some of my favorite movies (“The Patriot,” “Ten Things I Hate About You”), Heath Ledger stayed out of the lime light for the most part. I really liked his on-film persona (pre “BrokeBack Mountain,” etc anyways which incidentally I never saw and do not intend to see!;) It’s sad…the end of another hopeless Hollywood existence.

Then tonight after I returned from doing laundry, Rick and I cozied up to watch the nice, light film (ya right) “Flight 93.” What am I doing watching a movie like that while living in New York City? I don’t know but one thing I can say is it definitely makes me question Bush (not the first time mind you) and his long period of “unavailability” the morning of September 11th. There is just no logical explanation for the two hour delay or so in reaching Air Force One. What a comfort to know that the one person who can call out specific orders of action for our country may be in some way allied with the other team. And as Rick pointed out afterwards, Clinton carried off the same M.I.A. routine when Bin laden was in range of being captured in the 90s. Where are they when it really counts? When they can call the shots in terms of national defense, etc?

Anyways, I guess over speculation only leads to bitterness and conspiracy theories. But I do wish that for a day or two I could sit in on CIA or military debriefings and get a taste for what is really going on in this country. Or perhaps I would never sleep a wink again if I did.

And now I go to what I hope is sweet, uninterrupted slumber!

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2 Responses to Unsettled

  1. Mella says:

    I just wanted to share that I had the same sort of dumbstruck, sadness at learning of Heath Ledger’s death. Such a tragedy for a life so young, and for a two year old, now fatherless.

  2. bchallies says:

    It is so hard to know what to make of the events of life on a day-by-day basis. It is immensely comforting to know that God knows all,and one day the accounts will all be settled.

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