Uh…well, maybe you heard, the lead singer for Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, just committed suicide. I am devastated. This was a band I had an active enthusiasm for to the present day.
I am fine personally, but I’m taking a break from my blogs until a week from now. I just…want to do as much stuff as I can outside of the internet to sort of process all of this. One of the things I was planning to do is visit a bunch of the spiritual-type places around NYC like the Theosophical Society, the Rudolph Steiner center, and so on. I think now is the time to do it.
One thing to think about is that Bennington had reported experiencing a lot of child abuse, especially, in his words, “getting beaten up and pretty much raped.” What are we doing as a society to specifically address the abuse that males experience as children—to defuse the sort of extra shame over it, and really deal with it? It is a question I am asking myself right now.
Next Thursday is the official one-year anniversary of this site, so it is a good time to go back to it.