"you taste like tear stains,
and could have beens,
but i love a good train wreck."
to be honest, i am tired of train wrecks; at least in the bright light spotlight everyone stop and stare variety. i am so sick of society's fascination with despair, loss, pain and mistakes. i turn on the television and see a young actor's body being taken away to the morgue, i go online and see footage of a singer caught in her own house faltering in addiction , and this is all breaking news and passed around gossip; all seen before i even have my morning coffee.
these people are someone's sons and daughters, someone else's mother or father, these are someone's best friends and lovers. they are loved by someone, and these stories told with such callousness, and poised as entertainment, it must wound those who know them as more than their issues. those stories could one day be about you, or someone you love.
tragedy sells though, doesn't it? everyone loves a good addiction, a good scandal. the press pays big for illigitamate babies, overdoses, divorce, and the ever-revered self-destruction. when rehab shows are primetime, i don't know, i really don't know. it all just makes me really sad.