Over the course of this week, there have been several horrible events of violence and senseless innocent death. On Tuesday, two people were shot and killed when a man opened fire at the Clackamas Town Center Mall in Clackamas, OR. Whereas I (thankfully) wasn’t there, I do work there and it hit home how fragile and very unsafe life can be.
As a result of the shooting, I got two extra days off. At the end of one of them, after seeing one of my friends in concert, two other friends came over and we played some games. Now, over the course of TableTop, I have accumulated these games (Zombie Dice being signed by Wil at PAX. Thanks Wil!) and it’s really reintroduced me to my love of board games and for that I am very grateful.
We played the aforementioned Zombie Dice and Cards against Humanity. After the sheer amount of laughter, I suddenly became very quiet and I hugged them both. Knowing why, we had to stop for a second. So much can be lost so quickly, Internet friends. Though I wasn’t there, and both me and my co-workers are safe: It could have been so much worse. I could have lost these friends forever and the opportunity to play these awesome games with them and have such a wonderful time doing so.
Hug a loved one today Internet. Because you never know how much longer they’re going to be with you.