No words to describe what happened today. Only tears. Follow me below the fold.
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I originally had a food diary prepared for tonight. But I don't think many of us are in the mood for a food diary after today's events.
So this isn't going to be much of a diary. I don't really have the words to write a diary on this topic. Truth be told, I haven't even been following the story most of the day. It's too sad, too painful, too revolting to the soul.
The shooting today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, has touched all of us deeply. Even those of us who aren't parents likely know and love a child. Myself, I have nephews. The thought of not just one child, but twenty, being gunned down is just incomprehensible to me. These children, whose lives had barely begun, did nothing except go to school to learn. They were innocent. They were not responsible for whatever inner demons the gunman let get out of control. And now, twenty young lives have been quashed, stamped out. Never will they go to high school, graduate, go to college, get a job, marry, have children. Not to mention the seven adult lives. A life is a life, and all murders are terrible. But there is something particularly evil about what happened today.
There are no more words. I'm sure most of you are at as much of a loss for words as I am. Today's events took the wind out of many of us.
So tonight, we mourn. But in the days, weeks, months, and years to come, we must come together and work to make sure a senseless slaughter like this does not happen again. It may sound like the impossible, but we must strive toward it. This madness must end.
May the families of the victims and survivors alike find strength and peace.