This was the sky at 7 am, and it doesn't look any different a few hours later. It's as if a dark blanket is hanging over the sun this Monday morning. I've tried to write a post here all weekend in response to Connecticut, but I stumble. This kind of loss in unfathomable. As a mother, it is our worst fear. This kind of universal breaking open has potential for great healing, but I do believe it must be felt for all that it is first. I think that's why I have been struggling so much with how to articulate my thoughts. I'm still just feeling them. Instead, I will share two links that might prove helpful as we move forward and seek our own words and answers. May there be love and gentleness in your home today and always.
::Brene Brown offers a thorough list of resources for talking to children about violence and death.
::Patti Digh has found a quiet but powerful response that we can all contribute to.