May 26, 2022 – So many looking for answers right now. I doubt many of us will find the right places to look. What if we all started by looking in the mirror, examining ourselves as individuals, as human beings? We have to start someplace, it might as well be in front of a mirror.
Who am I? What do I believe? Why do I believe in what I believe? How did I come to accept these beliefs? What influenced my beliefs? Who influenced my beliefs? How have I changed over time and why? There are many questions we can ask ourselves.
It is impossible to make sense out of the senseless so we might as well look in the mirror. All change starts with the person in the mirror. Stop looking to others to solve the problems. Look in the mirror.
In the days after the Sandy Hook School massacre I thought it would change our hearts and we would come to our senses. 20 of the 26 who died were 6 and 7 years old. Gone in a few moments their bodies ripped apart. Hundreds left scarred and grieving for life. 20 children, gone in an instant. Yet here we are. 19 children born within months of Sandy Hook and their hearts no longer beat.
How are we still in this place where we do not care enough to make the madness stop? Everyone has an opinion. No one has a solution. How do so many people simply go on with their daily activities as if nothing happened yesterday?
Today my heart is a lead weight. The Seattle skies are gray. I can’t stop thinking about my grandchildren and the world I’ve given them. How will I feel on their first day of school? It should not be this way But it is our reality.
Every adult in America is responsible for what happened at Robb Elementary School. EVERY ADULT IN AMERICA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENED AT ROBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. We have all contributed in some way to our society and now this is what we live with.
I can’t stop thinking about my grandchildren and the world they live in. I can’t stop thinking about my grandchildren and the world I’ve given them.