Thoughts in the Flowers

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Shirt and shorts: Forever 21

(The shoes are black and white platform sandals also from Forever 21 but I didn’t get a picture of them)

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I love this outfit! It’s Frida’s shirt and this was my first time wearing it. I felt like a cast member of Grease.

It feels a little weird to write a fashion post on a day like this where there was a terrible terrorist attack, but I do think paying a lot of attention to these attacks makes them continue. I wrote about that in a thread on Twitter:

I don’t judge people for having genuine human reactions and putting those reactions online. Writing online is obviously one way that I deal with my feelings, too. But terrorism works because of the terror it causes. That widespread terror leads terrorists to commit more awful crimes, because they know it works. If we were to simply ignore these attacks, though, what kind of people would that make us? What message would that send to their loved ones?

At the same time, England is an incredibly safe country. So is the US. Crime is down and terrorism is incredibly rare statistically. We’re still more likely to die from slipping and falling in the bathtub than getting murdered by a terrorist. Every time we stop everything to focus on a terror attack, we make terrorism seem like a more common and widespread issue than it really is, and that’s a dangerous place to be in our modern world. We don’t want people scared, angry, and looking for someone to blame.

I feel very sad for everyone who lost their lives tonight. I feel sad that angry, lonely people choose to inflict needless pain and suffering in the world. Life doesn’t have to be like this.

Sending all of you my love.

 

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