President Obama gave, what I thought was a good address to the issue.
... this job of keeping our children safe, and teaching them well, is something we can only do together, with the help of friends and neighbors, the help of a community, and the help of a nation. And in that way, we come to realize that we bear a responsibility for every child because we’re counting on everybody else to help look after ours; that we’re all parents; that they’re all our children...
“Let the little children come to me,” Jesus said, “and do not hinder them — for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Charlotte. Daniel. Olivia. Josephine. Ana. Dylan. Madeleine. Catherine. Chase. Jesse. James. Grace. Emilie. Jack. Noah. Caroline. Jessica. Benjamin. Avielle. Allison.
God has called them all home. For those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on, and make our country worthy of their memory.
Positive words to reflect on as we collectively consider building a better culture for our children to live. I heard one of the parents of one of the children slain in the attack if he had any anger towards the killer. The parent replied that he (the killer) must have lived in a very dark place to do something like that. He too, was one of our children, and we must wonder how such an act could have been committed and what, if anything, might have been done to intervene sooner and change the course of a life and the impact that it had on so many other lives.
I have chosen to play Bill Evans haunting Peace Piece as a source of reflection. Few musicians capture the profound sense of aloneness like pianist Bill Evans. It is an unrehearsed piece that Evans recorded before working with Miles Davis on Kind of Blue.