i haven't been able to blog for several days because i am so distraught about what happened in tucson on saturday. it is impossible to comprehend why someone would do such a thing. it is difficult to understand why guns are so easy to obtain in our country. it is sad to realize that people who need help often slip through the cracks and don't get it. and it is heartbreaking to think of those that were killed or injured and their families.
i want to point fingers and place blame. i want it to somehow make sense (oh - that's what went wrong!) so we could take the precautions to ensure it will never, ever happen again. but i know it is not that simple. all i can do is vow to be present, with an open (and breaking) heart, for the information and uncomfortable discussions that follow this event. and if there is a way to prevent violence, all of us have to stand behind it. but most of all, let's continue to believe that the positive does outweigh and will outlast the negative in this world.