Do Not Go Gentle


Dress - Threadsence  //  Necklace - Ruche  //  Tights & Belts - F21  //  Shoes - Walmart

I know many today are staying silent on their blogs in support of the Sandy Hook elementary staff, and I'm not saying that's wrong.  I'm not saying you should continue writing about cute crafty DIYs today.  But I'm not a silent person and I urge you not to be either.  I'm not an American citizen so I can't write to my congressman stating my outrage at the lack of gun control, and support for mental health funding.  I can't write or demonstrate my disgrace in my government's failure to support it's mentally ill citizens, or to protest media coverage.  I can't write and say anything of the sort to effect change, because I am not an American citizen.  But I can urge those of you who are to not be silent today.

If you are staying silent on your blog today, do so because you are too busy writing to your government representatives to express your views, do so because you are out volunteering, do so because you are too busy today focusing on change to think about anything else.  In support of recent events, silence is not a solution in my mind. Fight against the dying of the light.

12 thoughts:

  1. Thank you! I hate when people say "now is not the time to talk policy". It is always the right time to hold our elected leaders accountable!

    On a less serious note- I love the high low hem with the bright tights!

  2. another outfit i love, ooh shocker. ha! i've been browsing through the threadsence site and i am in LOVE! i've never heard of it, thanks for the tip! i already see tons of things i need.

  3. You are so right. I'm not a silent person either. Thanks for opening my eyes.

  4. I definately agree that staying silent on things does not help. From what I gather you're in Canada, and we've got the government trying to loosen gun control laws here, so a letter to the Canadian representatives is probably a good idea.

  5. It is heart breaking, i cry each time I watch the news. I agree that assualt weapons should be banned, but the problem is that there are literally millions of guns in our country. So do law abiding citizens turn over their guns, leaving only organized crime and criminal element with guns, it is a slippery slope, and not that simplistic an issue. The City/States with the largest crime rates in America have the strictest gun laws. DC and Chicago. I agree assistance for Mental Health has to become a priority in the US this is the real issue I believe.

  6. You look so pretty.Love you style.

  7. I totally agree. Being quiet doesn't help something so important and immediate. Love the tights too!

  8. You are so right, it is not the time for silence. In fact talk is what is needed right now, talking followed by action. It has to stop before it happens again!!

    As always you look lovely, the tights are fabulous on you.

    Janine xx

  9. I wish you were a citizen so that you could join in and have your voice heard. I couldn't agree with you more.

    First time visitor and I love your style. This is such an effortless yet gorgeous look.


  10. A really great post. It's such a difficult topic to address and you handled it perfectly.

    I'm visiting from the Transatlantic Blonde hop. Love the red tights.

  11. I 100% agree and have linked to the official White House petition on my blog today.

    ✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

  12. I applaud you for standing up for what you believe in. I don't think now is a time to back down.


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