Saturday, December 15, 2012
There are no words to express the horror and grief and sadness I feel about yesterday's tragedy. There is no blog post I can write that will compare to some of the meaningful, thoughtful posts I've read in the last day. I can't think of a way to tell my children about this that won't terrify and confuse them, and I don't know how to prevent another tragedy like this happening. What I can do, and I am not claiming ownership of this idea, is offer love and caring and compassion and hope that that spreads from person to person. I am blatantly stealing this from two other bloggers, who wrote it much more eloquently than I have: Miss Zoot and the new-to-me Daring Young Mom. Go over and read their words, and pass it along. Share the love. Be patient. Be kind. Understand that I don't know what everyone around me is struggling with, but it is a given that they struggle with something. I don't believe that it'll make the truly crazy people less crazy, but it might make it easier for everyone else.
(This post by the Onion pretty well sums up how I really feel, but be warned it's ... well it's from the Onion, that should be warning enough. Also, this from Morgan Freeman, THIS is why it happens.)