Peace for Paris
Wargaming is a violent hobby. Our goal is to kill aliens, humans, and orcs alike. We are not violent people. But, the inherent conflict in our universes and games drives us as artists, modellers, and gamers in hobbies we love. When I write about Warhammer, theses aspects of conflict are always on my mind. But, the deaths of my tiny plastic men are a fantasy. That violence doesn’t feel real.
It does today.
I was going to post an article about starting out in Horus Heresy gaming. I was, until I heard about what happened in Paris. Two dear friends of mine were there (both safe), and it shook me. Life can be so beautiful. And then, just as quickly, so ugly and sad. I can’t bring myself to write that article right now. Right now, I want to hug my kids and kiss my wife. I want to tell all of you how wonderful you are. I want to drink wine, watch Shark Tank, and get my mind off of all the hate in this world. And I want all of you to do the same.
“Life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory”