silent night again . . . from newtown to dunblane

Editor:

“So many names, there is barely room on the walls of the heart.” Remembering Sandy Hook and Dunblane today . . .

Originally posted on considering the lilies:

Cold and lifeless, the bodies of twenty little children lying where they were gunned down on the morning of December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School – it is a crime scene that the day before was a school, and the medical examiner’s team is working through the night to make sure there are no mistakes, no shadow of doubt about the names of those children shot at close range by a 20 year-old man, whose name everyone now knows. A state trooper would be assigned to each anguished family in close-knit Newtown, Connecticut, that night, as they waited for confirmation of what they already know. And stunned families all around the world asking why . . .

Why?

We have been in this place before.

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It was the morning of March 13, 1996, when the clocks stopped in the sleepy village of Dunblane, Scotland. Teacher, Gwen Mayor, was with…

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