December 18, 2012

A shadow of sadness

Ever since Friday I have been debating with myself whether to publish a post on the tragedy of Newtown and decided against it to honour the privacy of the families affected. However, I cannot stop thinking about this sad event and I feel for the families who have lost a loved one. No words can express the hurt, no mind is able to comprehend the unimaginable and no heart is big enough to resist the pain. No explanation is possible and there is no manner to fill the void.

For the first time it was not just a shooting in the US but an assault that hit very close to home. We all drop off our kids at school at one point in our lives, but we cannot and do not want to imagine a scenario that took place last Friday morning. Nevertheless this scene has been played out in so many parents's heads over the past 72 hours.

The media is full of the story and facebook has all angles of it covered. Where is the line between media frenzy and expressing your support and wanting to share your feelings with people the other side of the ocean that you have never met?

I believe it does help to know that there is a large group of people beyond the city of Newtown, CT who wish to support the mourning families. There is a community out there gathering to honour the children's memory.

They tell you it will get better but the truth is, it doesn't. You just learn to live with it. And you learn to lean on a friend when you need to.

1 comment:

  1. Well said. I agree with you completely. My sister lives 30 minutes away from Newtown and when I first heard the news, it was like being punched in the stomach. We were lucky it was not my nieces and nephews, but they were someone's children, nieces and nephews. I hope to God something positive in the form of legislation comes out of this tragedy.


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