I was told that if you make a joke about it being too soon, then it's not too soon. However, I feel like I find humor in things way before anyone else can even think to humanly and morally find it funny.
Let's start over.
When I clicked on MSN.com about fifteen minutes ago, I was shocked to see that Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home. If you don't know who she is, she sings the very annoying and catchy song, 'Rehab'. If you want to read the details for yourself you can click here. I don't want to talk about the details of her life.
I want to talk about the invasive sadness that surrounds the fact that every detail of her life is now being displayed all over the internet. It is sad that she died, I find it sad when anyone's life is taken at an early age, but that does not give us the right to sop up the dirty gossip that is to be had about the problems that drove them to their fatal habits in the first place.
So all I have to say on her is this: I hope that her friends and family are able to deal with this appropriately so that none of them have lasting trauma and end up down the same path she travelled. I hope that they are able to find happiness within their lives again even though someone they loved is gone, and I hope that they will be able to remember her for her talents, both personally and musically. Rest in peace.
*As a disclaimer, I am not an Amy Winehouse fan. That could make a difference on how interested I am in her personal life, so if you absolutely feel that her lyrics made her your best friend and that you will mourn her for the rest of your life then please ignore this blog post.