I’m reminded of the South Park episode “Jared Has Aides”. In it, the characters declare “it’s been 22.3 years, so AIDS is finally funny!”

At what point after an event can you return to business as usual? If a bomb has exploded, how long do you hold over your TV episode or movie première which may, tangentially, relate to the event?

During the second World War, the radio shows didn’t stop their comedy broadcasts (as much to keep up morale, I dare say) and newspapers didn’t stop taking advertising (except, as I recall, on the day peace was declared).

There’s no time limit on grief – but I don’t think tragedy has to be marked equally by all.