December 14, 2012

Twenty-six innocent people were shot today at an elementary school in Newtown, CT.

Thing2 is six, and, because we want his youthful bliss to bloom as long as possible, we will not tell him of the day’s horrific events.  Thing1, however, is twelve and is aware of the world outside our sleepy Vermont town.  We know we can’t shield him from everything, but tonight we will try.

Tomorrow I know that, like parents all over the country, we will worry about their safety and their innocence.  But tonight we will hold them close as we grieve for a small town that looks a lot like ours and as we remember how precious this life together is.

And, tomorrow, as we think about the parts of our world we can and can’t control and the parts we may have to accept, we’ll hold them closer still.

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