Triple Tragedy Triangle: Bad News Comes in Threes or Wake Me Up When September Ends

I woke up today, I was crying
Lost in a lost world
So many people are dying
Lost in a lost world

― The Moody Blues, “Lost in a Lost World

EunB. RiSe. Tsukimiya Karen.

Those are the names that will shape this (regrettably belated) meditation. Nevermind the tragedy that has befallen the rest of the world, between the conflict in the Middle East, the security breaches, the changing climate, the Ebola virus, etc. Nevermind the fact this post narrowly escaped being posted on the 11th.

In fact, do mind them, but also go back to those three eternally sleeping beauties for they are the reason this touched us so.

We wake up today crying, lost in a lost world where people are destroying themselves, each other, and anything else they touch. It is then that we turn to music, we turn to the idols to provide us metaphorical pain medicine.

Yet the forces of the universe cruelly remind us that underneath the veneer of renown and those smiles, they have reasons to weep into a breathless stupor. They remind also remind us that no amount of celebrity will save them from Thanatos, who will hold them all in dominion one day. After all, there is no bigger wota, no idol fan more accepting and open-minded than Death himself. To him, all idols are created equal and will one day take them into his embrace.

But enough morbid imagery… for now. This post is about those beautiful ladies who have joined the choir invisible. (For more info, click on the titles under their photos. They’re links!)

EunB

EunB

Anybody here seen my dear friend EunB?
Have you seen where she’s gone?
She’s cheered a lot of people,
But the good, they die young.
I just looked around and she was gone.

She passed into the next world earlier this month in a car accident. Regarding her, I’ve already said my peace for the most part.

#RIPEunB

RiSe

RiSe

Anybody here seen my dear friend RiSe?
Have you seen where she’s gone?
She’s cheered a lot of people,
But the good, they die young.
I just looked around and she was gone.

While EunB was watching the drama of her bandmates recover from the fatal crash and what followed from above, RiSe ended up in a drama of her own as she struggled to live. In the end, after days of holding our breaths, she entered the dream world for good and joined her fellow member on the other side.

Considering the numbness, I should’ve written something. However, I guess I was drained (especially after putting so much effort into that other post and hoping she’d awaken). There’s also the fact that she wasn’t the first hospitalized star I had hoped would pull through that later succumbed.

At least now she can no longer suffer through those intense injuries and the gradual decline of her body’s well-being.

#RIPRiSe

Karen

Tsukimiya Karen

Anybody here seen my dear friend Karen?
Have you seen where she’s gone?
She’s cheered a lot of people,
But the good, they die young.
I just looked around and she was gone.

Words fail to describe how utterly tragic Karen’s passing is, why this death is the most horrifying. While RiSe and EunB were in their 20s, Tsukimiya Karen’s life was cut short at 17. While it was reported to have been the result of the accident, there is speculation abound.

(This is not helped by reports of her suffering from anxiety and depression, which opens up dialogue about mental health and depression. We’ve already brought up that discussion with Robin Williams left this world. There is also the fact that we all know how excruciatingly exhausting an idol’s life is. We’ve already gotten yet another first-hand account at how stressful the life can be, especially for a teen.)

It’s sad it took her death for me to notice her and recognize her life. She actually looks cute (in a geeky sort of way – must be the fake glasses).

#RIPTsukimiyaKaren

Addendum

Anybody here seen my dear friend Simone?
Have you seen where she’s gone?
I thought I saw her in the midst of a yawn
With EunB, RiSe, and Karen on the lawn.
I just looked around and she’s gone.

An additional requiescat in pace to Simone Battle. You will be remembered. You can read more about via posts written by Shayna and Ash, who do a better job giving her justice than I did.

#RIPSimoneBattle

Wake me up when September ends and this dark nightmare is over. While people die everyday, let us hope we don’t end up having to say “requiescant in pace” to more groups of people.

If you pardon the macaronic poem mostly made up of stock phrases:

Carpe diem et memento mori
Sic transit gloria mundi
Dum vivimus vivamus in ictu oculi
For tomorrow, we may die normally
So eat, drink, and be merry
Everybody

Pax et amor tecum.
―Magi-Kat

P.S. My thoughts and prayers are with Seungri, his family, and the entire Big Bang community. I hope he recovers from his injuries and is well in the end.

♥☮♪

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