How do we go about the rest of our day? How do we finish up our Christmas trees, pack for trips, bake cookies for children?
Today Jonah had his second grade Christmas program at his school. Karen, Aaron and I say in the front row. He could barely contain his joy at seeing us sitting there smiling, winking, nodding...
The other children were the same practically dancing on stage waving at their families. The songs were wonderful with lots of hand motions and audience participation. We took photos and videos of these beautiful shiny children.
I biked home on this sunny day, opened up the laptop, and read the news. I am stunned and ill at the same time. Children dead. Teachers dead. What has become of us as a nation, as people, as friends and neighbors?
This cannot continue, and we cannot or will not, live our lives in fear.
This nation has gone into deep mourning. I sit here in front of the TV with a cup of tea gone cold.
What more is there to say?