Apparently, the attacker went door to door in an apartment complex, checking for an unlocked knob. He found hers.
In an act of needless, senseless, useless, violence, a bright light was snuffed out.
So what now?
Am I to explain to you how your ART, your BUSINESS, your WEALTH are the most important thing in the world? Am I to sell you a book? Trick you into joining my email list? Am I to ignore reality for the sake of meaningless Internet points?
What false urgency or scarcity can I manifest when the clock itself is the ultimate taskmaster? It plows forward day after day, leaving our pink, fragile bodies littered in its wake.
Remind your friends they are important to you today, not because they might be murdered, but because it is the right thing to do.
Be a person of your word today, not because it is the right thing to do, but because a house of lies is difficult to maintain.
Tell the truth today, not because lies are difficult to maintain, but because people deserve the pure version of you — flaws and all.
Speak with your voice today, not because people deserve a pure version of you, but because when you act with integrity, others will too.
Address the unspeakable today, not because it will help others act with integrity, but because maybe if we trade our conceit for tragedy, if we exchange our agenda for emotion, if we put down our masks for a moment, maybe life will not be lived in vain.
My heart is with the family of Tiffany, as well as the others in my life who have recently gone through loss. It seems to be a theme lately.