We are thinking today of the families and communities scarred by yesterday’s events in Newtown, Connecticut. I’ve changed my post this morning to a photo of a cold, clear afternoon I spent driving the Jeep along the Susquehanna, and thinking. My more jubilant, seasonal post for today no longer seemed appropriate. I’ve always valued winter as clean, peaceful, and objective, a more open and invigorating space in which to think.
It is not possible to pull sense from this heartbreak, but we will move forward with distilled determination to protect others from these forces within our culture.
We cannot afford not to.