Tuesday, 14 June 2016

QOTW #12: Freedom and Respect



Guys, I'm not sure how this post will go down, but I feel like I have a lot to say and there's a lot inside of me that needs to come out, so please bare with me.

Two of the things I'm a huge fan of are the singing competition The Voice and Youtube. And two of my best friends are part of the LGBTQ+ community. So this has been a hard weekend for me emotionally.

Like most of you will know, Christina Grimmie, youtuber and contestant on the 6th season of The Voice US, was killed last Friday at her meet&greet with fans after a concert in Florida. On the following evening, over 50 people were killed on an LGBT bar, also in Orlando.

Apart from being a fan of whatever and friends with whomever, what I am to begin with is a human being. Both this events struck home, and they were quite painful, but there have been other news lately about people dying, and dying, and dying. And as a human being, I can't grasp the point of it all.

Why do people think that they even have the right to decide who lives and who dies? It's bad enough that people die of illness and accidents, but why do humans have to increase that tragic number? Christina was such a beautiful soul. Someone so grounded, so positive. She was one of those people that make the world slightly better. Why isn't she here anymore? And apart from the guy who worked at The Wizardring World of Harry Potter, the people who were killed in that bar might not have a name for us, but that doesn't make them less important. They had families, and a future. They mattered. And they're gone.

I don't get why it all is so pointless. I wish we could think more about the others. I wish we could let go of the differences and start treating others with respect.

Here's where I want to go with the quote I chose, which was an excuse to write this post but that doesn't make it less relevant. Freedom is important. You are entitled to have your freedom, but your freedom ends when the other people's starts. Freedom without respect is dangerous. If you're free but with no boundaries, you start acting like you're a god. And you're the only one who can put those boundaries.

I'm so upset. The world is upside down. I don't get it. I don't get why we can't all live with respect.

Go to your loved ones. Tell them they're important. Make sure nobody feels worthless.

I want to share a song with you, a song that Connie Talbot wrote as a tribute for Christina Grimmie and had me balling my eyes out. I hope you'll like it, here are the lyrics:


Sailing Safe [Original] – Connie Talbot
A Tribute to Christina Grimmie

Heartbreaking all around, 
We speak but there’s no sound. 
Black stains upon our cheeks, 
Our tears come falling down. 
Cry a river over you, 
And drown in its despair. 
I know I didn’t know you, 
But I know it isn’t fair. 

Cause we lost an angel, 
We lost an angel on Earth as well as Heaven. 
We lost an angel. 

And with this grief won’t you take our prayers with you please 
Now you have wings, you can teach the angels how to sing. 
And with our tears won’t you build an ocean back here. 
Sailing safe… 

You heal the broken hearts with your own melody, 
Taught us that it’s okay to not follow society. 
This world never deserved you so I say goodbye tonight. 
Good night, God bless you, rest in paradise. 

And with this grief won’t you take our prayers with you please 
Now you have wings, you can teach the angels how to sing. 
And with our tears won’t you build an ocean back here. 
Sailing safe…



A big big hug,


Acqua

17 comments:

  1. i totally agree human do not have any right to kill.

    jess x | https://wellwellgirls.blogspot.tw/

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  2. Lovely post. I agree with everything you said about humans not having a right to kill who ever they want! What has happened to Christina Grimmie and all of the people in Orlando is terrible and it needs to stop! Also that song written for Christina is amazing and really heart felt! X

    Amyx Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! Connie is such a talented singer and songwriter xx

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  3. It's awful what happened. I love this post - very powerful, and everything you've said is so true xx

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  4. I hate what has happened even though America is not the only place with wars, wars are happening all over the world as I type this. It is so upsetting because we are fine in this country but in others people are suffering day in day out. Thanks for sharing x
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    1. Yes! Living in Europe refugees are a huge issue here... and it upsets me so much! xx

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  5. I was horrified by what happened and something needs to be done xx
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    1. Yes! Let's hope people who can actually do something! xx

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  6. It scares me how many bad things happen in the world. I mean I don't understand those People... why do they have to be so? You're completely right! love ya :)

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    1. It does! Thank you so much! xx

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  7. I totally agree with you. It just shocks me that one person would decide to kill so many innocent people. Amazing post

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  8. This made me cry, Connie's song is so beautiful, such a great tribute. I will never understand how someone could take someones life from them, it's something that no matter how hard we try there's always going to be hate, it's so upsetting :( x

    - Eternalleigh.blogspot.com

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