Photographs for Voices Album, Tom Rush 2017

Thinking about “Thoughts & Prayers”

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here Every time something horrific happens in this nation, our legislators leap into action, offering thoughts and prayers for the families of the victims. Oh, and moments of silence. Which is terrific, but arguably ineffective, since they keep having to do it over and over. Photographs for Voices Album, Tom Rush 2017

follow link My thought is that this offering of thoughts, prayers and moments has become a full-time job for these folks, and is keeping them from getting any goddam work done, like getting killing machines out of the hands of crazy people.

I propose that there should be established a Prayers, Thoughts, & Silence Department (P.T.S.D.), staffed by hundreds of folks whose sole job would be to think, pray and be silent, thereby freeing up our lawmakers to do something useful, like getting killing machines out of the hands of crazy people.

parts of writing an essay I further propose that the PTSD seal should be a variation on the Hear/See/Speak No Evil monkeys: Monkey 1 is posed like Rodin’s Thinker; #2 is devoutly praying; #3 is making the universal “Shhh!” sign, finger to lips. If anyone out there with talents I don’t have would like to work it up, we can then make a formal proposal to the US Department of Departments Department. I’ll be in DC on Saturday for the March For Our Lives—if you see me, wave!

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