Friday, December 14, 2012

Sadness

Well my friends, not much to say is there? What a sad and horrible day. And yet, my two kids were home sick so I technically had a very good day. I was able to hug my kids, give them kisses, make them lunch, and I'll be able to kiss them goodnight. It's so horribly sad that any parent out there should not have the same opportunity. My heart breaks. I've gone from tears, to feeling ill, to anger. Why do these things happen? What is going on in our world today?!

Like many, I keep picturing MY child in that kindergarten class. Liam is in kindergarten this year. It's unfathomable and there are no words.

Years ago on this blog I wrote about how us writers, and we're all writers if we're keeping up a blog, have such a great opportunity to use moments like this to harvest our talents for good, to heal, to give solutions, to comfort, to discuss. If you'd like, you may use the comment section to discuss what happened today and how it makes you feel. The way I feel is: sick, sad, horrified, fear, FEAR, regret, but it always comes back to being sad.

Not sure why this particular person popped into my head, but I thought of Anne Frank and found a wonderful page of her quotes. It's exceedingly relevant for today's events, so take a look if you have a moment. Also, here's a song written by Paul McCartney that I used to sing. It says much more than I ever could on a night like this:




Little angels, we're so sorry. We failed you, but we are working on a better world. We will pray for you and we will not forget what happened. God bless the families, God bless the children, God bless the community and the entire world.

Take care, everyone.

9 comments:

  1. There have been 15 mass shooting is this year alone. So many guns, what has become of our country.

    I, like the rest of the world does not understand why this keeps happening, but I do think we have to rethink the 2nd amendment.

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  2. I certainly think it's the right time. If ever, now.

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  3. I'm not sure if we failed those children, or their killer. I do know that there's very little we can do to stop this type of thing happening. Some times it's an individual, other times it's a power crazy leader. Usually they use a gun, at other times it will be a bomb. Mental instability will hide itself very well, then suddenly appear; and this happens.

    What I don't understand is the US's obsession with guns.

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    1. I can't understand it, either. If a person is into hunting, they should learn to use a bow and arrow. There's no reason for these high-power weapons to be available to the general public EVER.

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    2. What was his mother doing with TWO high power hand guns, and an automatic rifle? MY mother never owned such things!

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    3. There is no reason for anyone outside the military to own an assault weapon, but in the UK, it is illegal to use a bow and arrow to shoot game. You can kill with almost all types of sports equipment, including baseball and cricket bats, but not so efficiently as with a pistol. Some of those kids would have stood more of a chance if the killer had been slowed down with a hunting rifle, but he would have done unspeakable damage in any event. I think the NRA's logic is that the right to carry arms is based on the right to defend yourself with force, but everyone now seems to be equipped to defend themselves against each other. The big question is what were the handguns doing lying around in the open and not locked away in a secret place where the son could not access them?

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    4. Right, I've been asking myself these same questions. I can understand someone having an old Winchester around for hunting or family protection—those lock and load weapons make sense (slightly) to me. But the high power, multiple shooters should be for military use only. If a person can't learn to kill a deer with a round of six or whatever, then, my God, they shouldn't be hunting.

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  4. Amy, I don't know how to put this down in words because no words are adequate enough. I can only go along with President Obama's tears and when he said that this has happened too many times. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families at Sandy Hook, Newtown.

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    1. I know, Molly. It's just too hard to put into words. Love you, darling lady.

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