In Memoriam

I’m not one for effusive shows of emotion, and the web already has thousands of pages of people releasing their grief and anger at the tragedy which happened in Newton, CT on Friday, 12/14, but it wouldn’t feel right to let it pass without comment.  Maybe it hit me harder than other shootings because my sister’s in first grade.  But then, maybe you don’t need a connection like that to feel completely gutted at the thought that a psychopath walked into an elementary school and killed 20 helpless children and 7 of their teachers. The details make me sick to my stomach. I can’t even begin to comprehend what the families are going through.  I wish I could do something, anything, to help, but what is there to do?  Nothing’s going to bring their babies back. Nothing’s going to make this better. The rest of us will be sad for a while, but we’ll inevitably move on and think of other things.  For those families in CT, this will never go away. I know it will take a long, long time, but I hope, eventually, they’re able to find some semblance of peace.

RIP

Charlotte Bacon, F, 02/22/06
Daniel Barden, M, 09/25/05
Rachel Davino, F, 07/17/83
Olivia Engel, F, 07/18/06
Josephine Gay, F, 12/11/05
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, F, 04/04/06
Dylan Hockley, M, 03/08/06
Dawn Hocksprung, F, 06/28/65
Madeleine F. Hsu, F, 07/10/06
Catherine V. Hubbard, F, 06/08/06
Chase Kowalski, M, 10/31/05
Jesse Lewis, M, 06/30/05
James Mattioli, M, 03/22/06
Grace McDonnell, F, 11/04/05
Anne Marie Murphy, F, 07/25/60
Emilie Parker, F, 05/12/06
Jack Pinto, M, 05/06/06
Noah Pozner, M, 11/20/06
Caroline Previdi, F, 09/07/06
Jessica Rekos, F, 05/10/06
Avielle Richman, F, 10/17/06
Lauren Russeau, F, 06/82
Mary Sherlach, F, 02/11/56
Victoria Soto, F, 11/04/85
Benjamin Wheeler, M, 09/12/06
Allison N. Wyatt, F, 07/03/06

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