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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Peace on Earth

In Newtown, Connecticut today, they are burying an elementary school principal. She was shot and killed trying to protect her children from a gunman. For some of us, it's a heart wrenching news story. For some of us, it's a reminder of other, equally horrific times. And for some, it's a local event. It's striking at home.

The Princess Kitty knew this woman. Had been one of her students, at another school, not too long ago. For her, it's a local event. Today, she is at the funeral, making and placing luminaries, to help line the path to the church. I'm so proud of her, her strength, her heart.

She is not alone. The outpouring of love and support has been indescribable. We are coming together, putting aside our differences, rejecting the darkness for light. I hope it lasts. I fear it won't.

Why must there be horror before we are good to each other?

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


4 comments:

Cut Porker said...

Crosby and Bowie. So weird. Still weird even after all this time. But no better pair of voices to go with this post.

Sean said...

It's a really good question...

Mike Christie said...

"rejecting the darkness for light" We've got to always keep trying...

BostonPobble said...

Cut Porker ~ Glad the choice worked as well as I had hoped it would.

Sean ~ Yes. One I hope we can answer, or at least resolve, soon.

Mike C ~ Hopefully dogged, quiet determination will win, so long as we just don't quit.