As I work to get ready for the big family Christmas extravaganza, my thoughts keep returning to Newtown. Unimaginable. Incomprehensible. So many lives lost. So many lives changed for parents, siblings, grandparents, friends and neighbors. The survivors will endure but they will be changed forever. The colors of the holidays have left; now they grieve in black and white. The mourners leave the funeral services surprised to find the sun shining. They wonder how people can Christmas shop, carolers sing and fairy lights sparkle. How can life go on in the face of such a tragedy? We, lucky ones, continue with our ordinary days doing all the tasks to prepare for the happiest of seasons, while Newtown's days are filled with viewings and funerals. So sad. Words cannot express the unending sorrow for all those families.
Peace and love to all.