As I sit here on a dreary Monday, thinking about what to write, my mind keeps going back to this past Friday and how I sat and watched television for hours on end, hoping to find out something that would make the story easier to digest, better than we all thought.
It was well into the evening, after we had eaten dinner and were settled in for the night, when my husband asked me if we could please change the channel. I reluctantly agreed but once in the thrall of my favorite cooking show, realized that I needed the change. Why had I continued watching television coverage all day, not realizing that the one thing I wanted to know would never be revealed? What was it that I was waiting for?
When I thought about it, the answer to that question was “why.”
I wanted someone to report on why this had happened.
Well, we all know better. There is no why. There will never be answers.
For some reason, I didn’t feel scared sending child #2 off to school today. Yes, I believe that there will be copycats out there who want to best this villain in the twisted game of who did the most damage; I don’t know when that will be or where but I am confident that until we take “meaningful action,” it will happen again. But doesn’t it seem like we are hearing of one shooting after another, week after week, with more lives lost than ever before?
This is now a bipartisan issue. I don’t think any one of us, despite of who we voted for in the most recent election, can say that it should be very, very difficult to buy an assault weapon and the ammunition needed to do the damage that a gun like that can do. I don’t care what you think of Democrats or Republicans or Independents, but we all must agree that something needs to be done.
That’s all I have to say because words fail me at a time like this.
Please accept my warm wishes and blessings to you and yours during this holiday season. Maggie