Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

Following the Dark Knight Rises shooting in Aurora, certain gestures were made to pay tribute to victims of the attack. There was the collective decision from the studios to withhold but not really withhold box-office weekend results. There were countless opinion pieces about why the shooting happened and how it could have been prevented and what we, as a country, should be doing differently to ensure that it never happens again. There was a campaign determined to get Christian Bale to visit Aurora.

And there was the other inevitable reaction: Sepia Sad Batmans, weeping Sad Batman political cartoons, and memorial ribbons forming a Sad Batman in negative space hastily constructed by Etsy's finest creative do-gooders.

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

[Jeff LeiBoff]

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

[Denver Post]

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

[Guardian]

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

[Etsy]

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

[Deviant Art]

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

[Facebook]

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

It's a customized Scrabble piece.
[Etsy]

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

[Cagle Cartoons]

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

[Cafe Press]

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

[Reddit]

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

[Marshall Ramsey, Jackson Clarion-Ledger]

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

[Washington Post via Pittsburgh Tribune Review]

Sometimes The Best Way To Memorialize a Tragedy Is To Not Memorialize At All: A Collection

[Etsy]