Sunday, January 23, 2011

Monsters and Angels Among Us

I watched Datelines video clip of the woman who had brought the little 9 year old girl to meet the Congresswoman Giffords in Tucson.

How horrible would that be--to be the person responsible for another person child--and then to lose her in such a monstrous way?

We have been saturated with details of that horrific day.

The crazy young man who loaded his guns and snuffed out the lives of strangers because...because he could.

And the heroic people who fell upon others to protect them from the bullets, giving their lives so others could live.

What thin line separates us from monsters and angels?

I am sad, Peeps. Sad for the parents who lost their precious little girl.

Sad for the woman who covered her face during an interview and wept at the loss of the little one she had been entrusted with.

How do they ever come back from such a loss?


terri said...

I feel the exact same way. How would one ever recover from such a horrific act of violence? :(

Peaceful said...

It killed me when she said they were going to go get their nails done afterwords, "at least that was the plan..."
You just never know....

Laoch of Chicago said...

Ugh, this was just so sad.

Haphazardkat said...

Terri: I am unsure how one continues onward...I think I could only go forward if another child depended on me...

Jadey: Life is terribly fragile. :(

Laochie: agreed.