Sunday, January 9, 2011

new year...

I never put up my Happy New Year post here,
and now it has become not such a happy new year...

A tragedy occurred in Tucson yesterday,
if you have read any news, I'm sure you
have heard about it by now.

So sad.

A disturbed young man with a gun.
Five adults and a young child dead.
More still fighting for their lives.

Many everyday heroes who prevented this disturbed young man
from harming even more people.

My thoughts go out to all those affected by this tragedy.
The victims.
The families of the victims.
The city of Tucson.
The state of Arizona.
The entire country.

We all share compassion for loss of life.
Except those who choose to say they do not,
though if those lost were important to them,
they would feel pain.

Pain is universal. Unfortunately.

But so is hope and peace.
We can have hope and we can hope for peace.

I hope for peace.