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21 July 2012

Colorado mourns

I know I already posted a picture for today, but I felt compelled to post again. Earlier this afternoon I was picking up a prescription at my neighborhood Walgreen's, and afterward, as I waited to turn left on Boulder Street, I saw with a pang that all the flags across the street at the Olympic Training Center were flying at half-mast.  It's hard to avoid the news, but if you haven't heard, a crazed gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora early yesterday morning, killing 12 people and injuring 58.  The youngest victim was six years old.  That's right, he killed a six year old.  It's absolutely horrible.  We Coloradoans are in shock and trying to process the enormity of this man's act.  Aurora is part of the Denver metro area, less than an hour north of Colorado Springs.  We are all hard hit by this.

As a human, what can you say?  It's unfathomable that things like this can happen, and yet they do.  We in Colorado deeply appreciate all the heart-felt thoughts and prayers that the world has been sending us during this dark time. Thank you for the comfort.


Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Hard to know what to say - it would be easy to go on about the ease of access to guns in the US but we've had crazy gun men over here too.

Stefan Jansson said...

It is just horrible.

Clytie said...

My heart goes out once again to Colorado. When I heard the news I couldn't believe it.

My thoughts and prayers are with the wonderful people of Colorado ... and indeed the entire nation who is aghast at the senselessness of the violence.

Love and Peace.

Jacqi Stevens said...

Tamera, I just now have gotten back to reading my usuals...the news Friday morning that a friend--a wonderful, talented, artistic, creative friend--was among those at the theater has just been crushing. Thankfully, though shot in the head, she is still in the fight for survival. There are so many others whose lives, since Friday, have likewise been put on hold. They all need our love and support. Thank you for adding this picture.

Tamera said...

Jacqui that is horrible. I'm so sorry about your friend and I hope she pulls through. We are all holding our collective breath for the ones who've been gravely injured.