So what shall I write about today? There are a lot of things running through my mind at the moment. For instance, basketball great Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
Kobe’s death has made me think of a number of things. The first thing I thought of immediately upon hearing of his death was, I hope he was saved. And when I learned that his daughter, Gianna, was with him when the helicopter crashed, my first thought was, I hope they were both saved. And then when I realized there were seven other people on board, including the pilot, and each of them had families ~ in fact, three of the people that were killed were members of the same family. Two others were a mother and daughter.
Well, I’ve tried WordPress’s new format, and I don’t like it. My main problem with it is that I can’t justify my margins. I like justified margins, because it looks much tidier than it does if only the left margin is justified.
And I don’t want anyone to think that by ending my comments so abruptly on the helicopter crash of last Sunday, with the deaths of Kobe Bryant and the other eight people, that I don’t care. I do care deeply, and I was going to write about it no matter what. I’ll probably continue my thoughts once I get back to the other editing scheme.
Now I have to figure out how to go back to the old format…
Twenty Minutes later…
I got back!! Yippee!! The first thing I did was justify the margins. Whew! What a relief!
Your funny. I remember you talking about having to clean your apartment and how much you hated doing that. Then when you wrote about sloppy paragraphing and editing, it cracked me up cause it seems like such a weird dichotomy!!!
I think the thing about Kobe Bryan, is the shock of it all. Its like Glen dying it was so unexpected it throws a person for a loop. Then those pictures of him and his daughter were just precious, and they looked so happy. The world needs happy right now, we don’t want any happy we can gather up to be taken away.
I read they had communion, just before the helicopter ride, so I would guess they knew God. I do feel for the families of the other causalities, the media just acts like those lives don’t matter. That makes me sad. Like you wrote there was another family who lost 3 members.
Do you know was it foggy in the area they embarked? Just thinking, because I am pretty sure you wouldn’t be getting me on one of those things in the fog! Not a small engine air plane either.
I guess I will end this with a small prayer, for those left behind and may they feel the peace of the Lord and may it sustain them through the most horrendous moments of realization their loved ones are no longer on this good earth.
From: God’s Not Through With Me Yet
Reply-To: God’s Not Through With Me Yet
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 3:21 PM
To: Kim Anunson
Subject: [New post] Trying WordPress’s New Editing Format. We’ll See…
sarahjesusnlily posted: ” So what shall I write about today? There are a lot of things running through my mind at the moment. For instance, basketball great Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Kobe’s death has made me”
Thanks for your comment, and thank you for reading and commenting.
You’re right, there is a strange dichotomy between my compulsively neat grammar and writing, and my compulsively sloppy house and housekeeping, and it’s almost laughable.
I read someplace that Kobe and his daughter had taken communion someplace before they left on the helicopter. My first thought after I read that was, maybe they were saved, because I can’t imagine anyone else evenTHINKING about doing that. So when I read that I felt more hopeful.
I was aware of the weather conditions where the crash happened. The fog was a major factor contributing to the crash in the first place, plus the helicopter wasn’t equipped with a black box as it should have been, nor did it have something called a Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), a safety feature that alerts pilots when they might hit terrain. Apparently the company had been told the helicopter should be equipped with both these things, but it was never done.
I found an article online last night where Kobe’s wife, Vanessa, posted her first public response to his and Gianna’s deaths. It was well written and heartfelt, and she said, amongst other things, that a fund had been set up to help the other families affected by the crash, something I was very glad to hear. She also asked for people to respect her and her family’s privacy as they work through this new reality, which I think is entirely appropriate. I hope people abide by her request.
You wouldn’t catch me WALKING, much less flying, in a foggy area like that!
I always appreciate your comments. Your thoughts, and your kindness to me as you reach out to me, always helps. I love you so much!