Tuesday was the one year anniversary of the May 22 Manchester Arena bombing that left twenty-three people dead and hundreds wounded.
Ariana Grande had already performed a powerful trubute to the victims and her fellow survivors just two days earlier.
To mark the anniversary, she sent out a much more direct message.
Ariana tweeted from the heart, writing:
“Thinking of you all today and every day.”
Here she included a bee emoji, or beemoji. The bee is the symbol of Manchester.
“I love you with all of me.”
She is so good and so pure.
“And am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day”
There is no easy or perfect way to address a tragic terrorist bombing that left dozens of children injured or dead.
Some would just put up an image in memory of the fallen and of the shattered lives.
After all, there are situations for which words fail.
Others would pen a miniature essay, hoping that if they say enough, they can somehow live up to the gravity of the anniversary that they are mourning.
But Ariana kept her tweet short and simple. She said what she needed to say.
Besides, she had already said so much in a recent interview.
Last week, Ariana spoke to Time.
“There are so many people who have suffered such loss and pain. The processing part is going to take forever.”
Trauma can last a lifetime.
“Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world.”
She is so sweet.
“I think that’s why it’s still so heavy on my heart every single day.”
Remember, she’s a fellow survivor of that terrible suicide bomber’s attack.
“I wish there was more that I could fix. You think with time it’ll become easier to talk about. Or you’ll make peace with it.”
We know that it might sound fake, but recovery from trauma is possible. But it takes time.
“But every day I wait for that peace to come and it’s still very painful.”
Earlier this month, Ariana and Mac Miller broke up.
That is not in any way comparable to the trauma of surviving a terrorist attack, but that has to be on her mind, too.
However … she may have a distraction from her last relationship. In the form of her new relationship.
According to People’s report, they have been able to confirm that Ariana is casually dating Pete Davidson.
Pete is part of the cast of Saturday Night Live. In fact, when he joined, he was the youngest person ever cast on SNL.
He is also frequently brought up in internet arguments about which person on SNL is the most attractive, though he, like everyone else, generally loses to Kate McKinnon.
According to the reports, Ariana and Pete’s relationship has “just started.”
And it is said that “it’s very casual.”
The two were even spotted togther at the Billboard Music Awards.
“After Ariana’s performance, they were backstage and he had his arm around her.”
“They seemed very lovey-dovey. He was hanging out with her and her friends with his arm around her. She seemed quite smitten.”
This sounds so cute. Ariana Grande deserves good things.
We hope that she’s finding comfort on this very grim anniversary.