It’s been a day since a horrific act was committed against the LGBTQ and Latino community in Orlando; the sadness, fear, anger and frustration that lingers in our minds and hearts will continue to sting our memories for years to come.
As the wake of destruction settles; we all, at one point in the next few days, will introspectively look at how this could have been prevented and how we personally have been affected by this catastrophe. Our thoughts and movements must not stop there, we have persevere and never forget to remember the beautiful souls that were taken away due to senseless actions fueled by hatred for those who only wanted to love.
I can’t help but to think, “This could have been me”. It could have been anyone one of you standing here tonight. What if one night, you or I just wanted to dance and enjoy this beautiful gift we call life, only to have it stolen from us in a hail of bullets; in a matter of seconds. One of those victims could have been someone I loved, someone you loved who was ripped away from this life for no other reason than malice.