It is fairly safe to say, I have thought about the victims of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado hundreds of times in the last few days. I, quite honestly, can’t get them out of my head. I have read most articles published, watched the news ad nauseum and even sat teary-eyed through the Dateline special.
It could be the former journalist in me, but, taking in the details and processing the situation as best I can is part of how I cope with a tragedy like this. I feel heavy. I hurt. I often feel immobile. But I still watch and read.
However, in this instance, the one thing that was different than in prior national and worldwide disasters – the eathquakes in Haiti, the Tsunami in Japan, the Tornados in Tuscaloosa and close by in Joplin – this time, I flat out REFUSE to allow my kids any access to this story.
What about you? Share your thoughts below….