A half-mast kind of day. Reflecting on the Connecticut Tragedy


Like the rest of the country, I’ve been in a state of shock, grief, and confusion since last Friday’s horrifying tragedy in Connecticut. My heart goes out to the families of the slain victims, to the responding emergency personnel who will be forever changed by their traumatic duty, and to the Newtown community whose very foundation has been shaken to the core.

I do not know how to survive the loss of a child, a mother, a spouse, a friend by such sinister means. There is no reasoning to be conjured. No magic elixir to offer relief. Except that, we are a country of compassionate, empathetic neighbors eager to shoulder some of the burden to help our fellow man. I hope those suffering will find some solace in knowing that we are here to bolster them through the long and painful healing ahead.

May peace and light and comfort come to all who are grieving right now.