R.I.P. Amy Winehouse & the Victims in Norway

It's been a sad couple of days. By now I'm sure you've heard about the bombing in Oslo, Norway as well as the youth camp massacre on Utoya Island. I really never know what to say when tragedies like this happen, because what can you say? It's horrible and senseless, as most acts of violence are. I hope the people of Norway recover from this in time.

And today Amy Winehouse was found dead at age 27. It's not exactly surprising, but I was still shocked when I heard it on the radio this afternoon. I was working and listening to some station on my headset when the DJ said that she had been found dead in her apartment this morning, and he said it as if it was common knowledge, and maybe it was, but I hadn't heard. Then he played "Rehab" in honor of her, which is bittersweet, I must say. I'm not sure if the fact that she destroyed herself makes it sadder or not, but whether it was a result of her drug use or something else, it's still extremely sad. To be honest, I think she probably wanted to die, and it's too bad that she continued on the path that she was on.

Whenever a famous person dies young, people always say, "What a waste of talent". But I think, "What a waste of a life" is better. She was a gifted musician, but even if she hadn't been it would still be tragic.