I was debating with myself if I should write this as I don’t want to come off as just another individual joining the cacophony of useless thoughts & prayers. At the end of the day I thought “fuck it, I need to get this off my chest” because this has plagued my mind since all of this unfolded.
It has been 3 weeks since Russia decided to initiate it’s “special military operation” and if you call a spade a spade it basically translates to violating the soverignty of another nation, namely Ukraine. I probably don’t need to talk about all of the untold destruction that has been wrought upon the Ukranian people and how they have been forced to flee for their life – needless to say and for a lack of a better way to formulate this, seeing all of this unfold breaks my fucking heart. I catch myself waking up on the regular in the middle of the night to check my phone just so I can check the news and hope nothing has escalated.
Wars fucking suck (shocking statement, I know) and it doesn’t matter in which part of the world it happens, but seeing a war unfold so close to home is really an eye opener and seeing gas prices, ebills skyrocketing, really goes to show how fragile our world can be and how much we depend on one another for the financial cogs to run smoothly. Obviously those woes pale in comparison to the events that are taking place in Ukraine – I can’t possibly imagine the horror of having to leave everything behind knowing that your home might not be there whenever the war ends and I hope I never will.
On a final note, although I doubt this needs to be said, but if anyone reads this, I implore you; please remember that in most cases, very few Russians want for this war to happen and are undeserving of direct anger. The actions of the few does not define the masses.