On the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, I am reblogging two pieces. The first is a piece I wrote several days after the killings, as our heads were still trying to come to terms with the horror. The 2nd piece can be found here: https://talesfromthemotherland.me/2012/12/15/our-hearts-are-broken-today/ It is the piece I wrote immediately following the news of the shooting. I had very few readers back then, so only a few of you have seen these before. I feel that they both stand true today, four years later. I can only send thoughts of healing to the families and loved ones of those who lost someone on that terrible day.
Today our President, Barack Obama, uttered those words, and anyone who was listening, anyone who saw the leader of our country struck silent for a moment, tearful, was touched. The news, that 27 people—20 of them very young children at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, waiting for the start of their holiday break, were murdered by a lone gunman, was just too unbearable to process. Collectively, we are indeed grieving after an utterly horrible event.
When I heard the news this morning, I was getting ready to run errands for a Hanukkah party that I was having tonight. I was going to pick up my son’s gift; I was meeting a friend for lunch; I had things to do. I was putting together another post for today, but saw a social media update, and turned on…
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