No Christmas lights for me today. I had a topic all picked out for a post today. But given the tragedy of the events in Newtown CT, a town not more than about 35 to 40 minutes away from my own home in the south end of White Plains, anything I was planning to write – no matter how useful, would seem almost foolhardy. So, like many other bloggers, working in many different venues, this day will be devoted to the Newtown shooting.
Since I’m not a mother, I will not pretend for a minute to understand how the parents of the young victims must feel. It is just such a violation of the natural order of things, that the grief is beyond my personal comprehension. Unless you have walked in these people’s shoes, there is really no way that any of us could understand what they are going through. These young lives were snuffed out before their lives had even begun. It was senseless, cruel, and worse – very possibly preventable. All we can do is offer our condolences and so that these families know that we have them in our hearts, minds and prayers. That is the best we can offer.