I have spent a lot of time in quiet reflection this weekend since hearing what happened in Orlando, Florida. A place where I grew up going to Disney World and Universal Studios and spent time doing radio and have family and friends, a place very close to “home.” Something so horrible. So senseless. Such a terrible loss. Days like this it is hard for me to smile and put on a show, so I embraced this weight I feel in my heart and opened the phones and text lines to share what we are all feeling. Anger, sadness, grief, and most important – LOVE. Love makes the world go around. Love wins over hate. Love is love is love is love.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s words at the Tony’s really speak to me (he starts @ 1:45):
We are all different. We all have the right to live differently. We all deserve to live free. We all deserve to live.
I love you. Spread the word. <3 Lauren