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15 December 2012 @ 01:05 pm
Looking for the right words  
Sometimes things happen and although you can point to lots of facts and reasons, none of those satisfy your emotional need for hope and consolation. Which is why I am glad I am friends with oncelikeshari, who wrote this, which is kind and beautiful.
veritas03veritas03 on December 15th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Thank you for that link. ♥
Do you mind if I post this link at my journal?

Edited at 2012-12-15 02:35 pm (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 15th, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
Shari put the link up in her journal for people to link to, so I think that should be OK.
winstonmomwinstonmom on December 15th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
I am heartbroken, my own child is within that age group. I hate to think that in those horrible moments their parents couldn't have been their to sooth their fears. I can't stop crying. This is horrible,
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 15th, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
Those teachers were all heroes and did everything they could. The one who told her charges that it was going to be OK and that she loved them even though she wasn't sure that was something a teacher should say, but if they were going to die, she wanted that to be the last thing they heard, she's the sort of teacher everyone wants for their kids.
eglantine_breglantine_br on December 15th, 2012 03:13 am (UTC)
I have been crying all day too. But I do like the idea that the kids who lived through it will go on to have lives, and have important days, days of joy, kids of their own. It is good to think on that.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 15th, 2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
It was one of the few comforting thoughts of the day. Shari's passion for Andy Murray bears unexpected fruit!
bonfoi: squigglebonfoi on December 15th, 2012 05:18 am (UTC)
I am the adopted aunt of so many kids and now, adults, and it's good to be reminded that the horror doesn't have to stick, that great things, wonderful people will still grow from those young children. Thank you for that link.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 15th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
Shari has a good perspective on the world.
valkyrie17valkyrie17 on December 15th, 2012 06:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link...nice to read something heartening.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 15th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah … there are very few ways to find positives in all of this. Thank goodness there's one.
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on December 15th, 2012 06:47 am (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 15th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
She's quite wise, that woman.
wedjateyewedjateye on December 16th, 2012 09:30 am (UTC)
Thank you for the link. I didn't know that about Andy Murray. The photos are wonderful. I have three small boys - one who is just finishing his first year of school and one who'll be starting next year. Being in Australia, I don't ever worry about them being shot at school. I cannot comprehend, have never been able to comprehend, why gun control is such political poison in the USA that it seems hopeless to want things to change with every one of these horrific events.

I can remember exactly where I was when I hear about Port Arthur. I can remember how I heard the news, where I was standing, what the weather was like that day, the numbness I felt walking home. I can still recall many names and details of victims. It was such an exceptional event in Australia. Getting the laws changed seemed an inevitability.
wedjateyewedjateye on December 16th, 2012 09:37 am (UTC)
Half my comment disappeared. I went on to say that I know I'm coming from a place of grief and horror, but every time I hear about something like this in the USA (and it horrifies me that it has happened so many times that even the names of the places it has occurred in start to blur in my mind), I just can't understand how parents there can stand to hear lines like 'guns don't kill people, people do'. That line makes me feel like vomiting.