A Moment of Silence and Prayers for the Newtown Community

I was supposed to announce the winner of our Sleepypod giveaway today, but you will have to forgive me, as I just can’t find the mental capability at the moment to deal with the everyday moments of life. Like the rest of the world, I find myself in profound pain as I struggle with the incomprehensible events of the Newtown Massacre.

Beautiful, precious, innocent, wonderful human beings gone… some of them practically babies… taken from us far too early and for no reason that any words or reasoning will ever explain, excuse, or justify. My heart just aches and I want to extend my deepest and sincerest sympathies to those that lost life and for those survivors that will have to deal with the mending process that will never be complete.

Whether you are religious or not, prayers have to be offered – it’s all we have and my prayer is for compassion. May the human race find a way to move forward in time to act with kindness and purity of heart with one another. We are an intelligent species with an unlimited capacity for greatness, yet we still kill one another, we still have wars, we still fight over religion, and we debate politics like it is all so important. Is it really? What are we fighting about anymore?  Why do we even have weapons? Maybe I’m too simple minded but I just don’t get it… 

All I know is that this senseless, ugly, and obscene violence has to stop and I don’t care if it is a byproduct of mental illness or other emotional issues. If that is the case, then we need to make mental care a priority in our country and not something we sweep under the rug as being trivial. We can’t live in fear of shopping in our malls, going to the movies, or dropping our children off at school. We cannot continue to live in a civilized society where these heinous, unfathomable slaughters are happening around us with an alarming frequency without questioning the fact that we need to make changes in our laws and our own behaviors. Casual violence on TV, movies, and video games… the topic is endless so I will just conclude this post by saying that it must stop – collectively as a society, we must say enough is enough. One innocent loss of life is one too many….

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  1. meowmeowmans says:

    Thank you for this post, Deb. Newtown is just 30 minutes from here, and we have quite a few friends who live there. You have written what so many of us are feeling.

  2. Cathy Keisha says:

    Beautifully written. There is blood on the hands of every lawmaker/politician who cowtows to the NRA. This violence has got to stop. We’ve got to take guns out of the hands of madmen. There needs to be gun control laws. Peace.

  3. mariodacat says:

    Very well written Deb. My sentiments exactly.