June 11, 2016
I don’t know how to process what has transpired this evening. A lovely musician by the name of Christina Grimme was murdered tonight after her concert in Orlando, Florida and I haven’t stopped crying. Now I didn’t know her personally, but I have watched her videos on YouTube for many years and have come to really enjoy her music. She seemed like the most down to earth person and from what others who knew her personally, she was just a lovely person. It makes me so angry that she was only 22 years old and her life ended because she went outside to sign some autographs.
Why does this happen? Why was her life taken from her? I don’t understand why these things KEEP happening in this country, in this world. I’ve been sat here listening to her music and reading all of the messages on social media trying to make sense of it. Christina also competed on The Voice and was second runner up. I knew her from her YouTube videos, but many knew her from her continued success from the show. Many hearts are broken because of this and I don’t know whether to be sad or just angry. She is three years older than me and I can’t even think about what her family is going through. At 22 you’ve barley lived and her career was taking off and she was so talented, it just breaks my heart.
I am so SICK of the violence in this world. It is making me physically sick that this happens kind of regularly. I’m currently listening to her I Dreamed a Dream cover and I cannot stop the tears. Such a bright light was taken from us today and we will never again hear her soulful and brilliant voice. I think in a way we are very lucky that we have her music and she will forever be immortalized in her art.
Rest in Peace, Christina Victoria Grimmie.