i’ve read some fantastic responses to the shooting in connecticut recently, and i wanted to call those out for you to read as well, if you’re so inclined:
“feeling the hurt” by casey
The truth is though, we need to face the reality of the world we live in. We need to connect with their pain. We need to remember that our days are few. We need to remember what is important.
“grieving together” by rachel
When someone very close to me died a few years ago, I remember my dad telling me that it’s important to allow people to grieve in ways that don’t necessarily make sense to me. It’s important not to correct people whose grief takes a different form than my own, he said.
“sadness & stars” by bethany
During this time, I feel we each must choose to be silent, to cry, to speak out as we see fit. But most of all, we must each actively choose to build up, not tear down…to band together, not push apart.