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Friday, December 14, 2012


For today, I'm changing my tone.  I'm not going to be sarcastic or irreverent or focus in on the minutiae of reality television or parenting a toddler.  I'm going to start out by saying a prayer.

Please God.  Please.  Put your arms around those mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, grandmothers and grandfathers, aunts, uncles and cousins, husbands, wives and partners who just lost someone because a psychopath decided to take many many lives before taking his own.  Keep them safe as they wade through their grief.  May these taken lives not be forgotten and may things in this world change one painstaking step at a time.  May we all remember to always be kind to those around us, never knowing what that individual may be thinking or feeling.

As I sit here keeping one eye on the horrific coverage of the Newtown, CT elementary school shooting, I am disgusted.  This carnage is the work of one man with two guns.  He murdered children and adults. People are going to rant and rave about gun control now.  People are going to wonder if we should have metal detectors or guards at every school entrance.  People aren't going to want to send their children to school for fear of this happening in their community.  I think about this shit every time I go to the mall or the movies -- just for a second until I tell myself that it will never happen to me -- the odds are just too great.  There is logic for you.  But is that what the people in the Oregon mall, minding their own business, Christmas shopping told themselves that day?  Will these acts ever stop?

I don't know the answers, no one does.  The news pundits are going to analyze the situation, the motives, the victims, etc. for the next few days until we are all sick of it and forget the real gravity of the situation.  My heart is broken for the families of the victims, the town and the world.

The bottom line is that LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL and A GIFT and REALLY THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS.  Why people keep forgetting that is what we should be analyzing...only when people focus on that will things start to change.