Next week I want to get back to my last post about the doctor and the soldier, but not tonight.
I've thought all day about what to write here. It seemed ridiculous that I would post about anything except what happened in Newtown last Friday. And yet I couldn't think of a single pithy thing to say. I've looked in the faces of those children and adults who were murdered that day, I've cried like all the rest of us. I've felt helpless, blamed guns and video games and lack of funding for mental health just like everyone else.
I decided to turn to you. I wonder if you would comment here about how you feel changed by what happened and if you feel called to take any action on a personal, local, or national level.
I'll go first: I'm going to see if our local bookstore will help me put together a town meeting to discuss how we can work on the local level to make some changes. I'm going to educate myself about the issues. I'm going to keep looking at the faces of the brave people who died trying to prevent deaths and the children who could not be saved.
And now you....RSVP.