Sunday, December 16, 2012

Streams of Unending Tears



I cannot stop the tears from flowing.  The slightest thought of the horrors of this week cause a new flood.  I am exhausted.  Yet I WANT to know everything about this horrendous assault on six and seven-year-old babies and the shooter, his family, the environment and everything that possibly played a part in what happened.  It is not a macabre or prurient interest.  I just want to know how in the world anyone could possibly feel the need to take out his frustrations on such babies.  I cannot understand it.  I am sickened, sad and lost.

Unfortunately, I cannot help but see these recent events as the tip of an iceberg of the problems we face today in our society.  There is a deep sense of frustration, fear and helplessness that many people are experiencing.  Those less able to find productive ways to deal with such issues may take actions against anonymous souls who just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

How can first graders be in the “wrong” place at the “wrong” time when they are simply in their classrooms beginning another day of learning about the world in which they live.  Sadly, whatever the “lesson” Friday, December 14, 2012, it was their last.  For the parents, they will never be able to understand what happened.

The nation feels this loss.  We are all heartbroken.  In our shared grief we hope to find support from and for each other. We each will find a way to grieve and extend support.  I am praying because I know that helps me.  I trust my prayers, united with others, will find their way to the whole Newtown community, but especially to the parents and all who have lost loved ones.  Peace be with you!


5 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Dan this was so well-said. It's such a tragedy. Beautiful post sir.

Dan Perin said...

Thanks for your comment!

Inspector Clouseau said...

It's seemingly incomprehensible Dan. And while I know it is complex, I keep coming back to one thing: lack of jobs. People need to have a sense of worth, value, and a feeling that they are societal contributors. Jobs aid so much in the promotion of self-esteem and more importantly, a sense of security. Additionally, good jobs from good business means higher tax revenues, and more of society's problems addressed. There is a lot of stress out there right now. Folks are cracking under the pressure, but in different ways. We're so absorbed by our own issues that we don't have the time to notice others.

Jobs, jobs, jobs....

Dan Perin said...

I certainly agree with your conclusions re: jobs and the effect on taxes, purchasing, sharing in a positive economy. It seems like such a simple answer and that is why it is not considered by folks unfamiliar with economics--Keynesian.

shawny said...

mental health in this country needs 100% better management. the mother had asked for years for help.
You can thank Ronald Reagan for this crap.he did not think this to be an important program and cut it so wide and deep ,thousands are on the atreets