I'm sad today

So, I had a blog all set to go on a much sexier topic for today, but after last night I’m just not really feeling up to writing that last orgasmic paragraph… you know?

I know the riots don’t really have much at all to do with what we’re about here at the Art of Loving, but I think there’s some relevance. I found this image particularly striking:


(more here: http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/06/16/photos-riots-fire-destruction-af...)I’m not even sure how I feel about it. On the one hand: lovers in a dangerous time, something beautiful amongst the carnage, blah blah blah. On the other, more chaos, more mayhem, more drunk people acting like idiots and doing things they wouldn’t ordinarily do as a result of mob mentality.

I really don’t know what to say. I’d like to prescribe a strict regimen of vibrators and sex-positive porn to all those who felt the need to express themselves in such a violent and destructive way, but I’m not really in the mood to be trite. I’d like to say make love not war and feel optimistic about the lessons to be learned.

But I’m just sad. I’m disappointed in my city and my people, and I can’t really see a bright side at the moment. My kudos to the people helping to clean up, and my condolences to those not participating in the violence who were injured or affected in any way.

And to the rioters: kindly don’t bring your business here. You don’t deserve good sex. And that is one of the sternest indictments I know.