Sunday, January 9, 2011

My heart is in Arizona...



..the events of yesterday in my beloved Tucson, Arizona, my childhood home, are yet another indications of the madness of men..of people..sick, deranged...evil and dangerous.

So many people.."wrong place, wrong time"..so many families left with nothing but questions and memories.

My heart hurts for all..the injured, the deceased, and those left to wonder..why? 

And my heart hurts for the family of the shooter. How devastating.  The guilt they must feel..the sadness, the shame, the horror of knowing their child, their brother. their relative is responsible for all this tragedy.


I saw this quote at the beautifuly written blog by Pamela at The House of Edward..she ends with this quote:

“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”

Benjamin Franklin

To all of my family and friends in Arizona, I am sorry this happened in your home..to all the families hurting and confused, angry and lost, I am so ver sorry.
 
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.....Meditation XVII

Please watch and...think...

12 comments:

Breezy said...

My heart goes out to all the families.. it is so senseless, and painful.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

My heart is with you and all the people who lost their lives. I pray for all the family members left behind with the deepest of sorrow in their hearts.

Life is good! said...

amen to your post. so sad. so senseless. so wrong.

Jennie said...

Beautifully said...

ain't for city gals said...

It is all so sad...especially if we realize this goes on everywhere all the time...being in the wrong place at the wrong time...

Vee said...

You've shared your heart so well. We just keep praying...

Lucy (aka RHarper) said...

Wonderful post. This whole thing has sickened me. And I heard this morning that the shooter is getting a very high profile defense lawyer who will lie for him and try very hard to get him off. It makes me sick. I am lightened by the proposals of people to STOP the fighting between Democrats and Republicans and try to come together. It has gotten out of hand.

just call me jo said...

I shudder when I hear people say that Arizona is labeled as a center of political devisiveness. Though I'm not an AZ native, I still feel that we can't label a state for the actions of one sick-minded individual. There were heroes in the crowd too who were also from the state. Life is so tentative and evil knows no boundaries. We have to pray for civility and rational thought where ever we live. This is a marvelous country and the nut cases aren't representative of our moral fiber.

Jillian said...

So, so sad for all of us. No one should have to live through that... or died through that for that matter.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Such a tragedy!

-sighhhhhh-

Gentle hugs to you...

Miss Sandy said...

I grieve with you over this tragedy. My heart and prayers are with all the families involved.

madrekarin said...

I will never understand how someone thinks that killing people is a solution to their problems. The current political climate aside, that young man was still an agent unto himself. He made the choice. No one else. I cannot imagine the heavy burden now carried by his parents or the sorrow of the families that lost loved ones. If he had only thought of others and of the consequence of what his actions would bring instead of only himself, perhaps this would have been a different story.