7 years ago.
26 human beings shot dead in a mass shooting where the overwhelming response was “Never Again.”
i read that there have been 2000 mass shooting since that horrific day in Newtown.
20 of this lives mowed down were children between the ages of 6-7.
i’ve known some individuals who have fallen for and taken up the lie that the Sandy Hook mass shooting was a hoax performed by crisis actors. is there anything more delusional, filled with paranoid fear, or cruel?
if the slaughter of 20 young children didn’t shake us awake, what will?
i grieve this failure of ours as a species. we are not reflecting the sacredness of life. we do not act with humility, gratitude or respect for the gift we have been given – to breathe, to hold this fleeting incarnation with love.
i recall the Zen admonition:
This night your days will be diminished by one. Take heed – do not squander your life!
there are bright lights though. human beings who are grounded, open, filled with love, connection and a fierce compassion. i look to them. they give me courage and they show that there is reason to hope.
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