Saturday, December 15, 2012

I Will Never Understand, Nor Should I

I woke up this morning and my brain immediately shifted to those people on the other side of the state who are waking up today - provided they were able to sleep - with their lives completely and totally changed by the actions of one young man with a gun, an action that I still cannot wrap my brain around. How did someone get to this point in his life? How did he ever come up with such an atrociously evil plan? And why?

But I guess those questions don't really matter as the act has been committed and many, many lives have been shattered and will never, ever be the same.

As I talked to Amanda about it yesterday, she said that perhaps it's a good thing that I can't understand this sort of thing; that even with all of my years working as a dispatcher in law enforcement and EMS that I'm still at a loss when things like this occur. And that's a good thing when you get right down to it.

I hope that none of us ever get to the point where we can understand the evil that men do or that we can justify it either. No matter what Adam Lanza had going on in his head, no matter how f'd up his own life was, there is NO justification whatsoever for what he did. If your own life is that bad then feel free to end it but please, don't take anyone else with you - especially innocent children who still believed in the goodness of a world that seems to be sliding downhill faster and faster.

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by this horrific tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School and whose lives have been shattered, a tragedy that I will never in all of the years of my life understand.


5 comments:

  1. Very well said Linda. Somehow it seems many have lost their way. It's a shame. May the families left dealing with this tragedy find some peace.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  2. Your thoughts mirror mine completely, Linda. How many times can one ask the same question over and over again? Why? Just so horrific it's impossible to grasp the whys and whats of this event. My heart goes out to the families who lost a loved one in this tragedy through prayers for healing for them.

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  3. It's good that you did not harden through the years of service. You still have your heart and caring :)
    Rest in peace, angels!
    Hugs from Ohio,
    I.

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  4. Normal people will never understand the mind of someone who could commit such an atrocity - nor should they. May the victims of this atrocity rest in peace.

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  5. This is something no sane person can understand. My heart breaks over these lost children. So senseless.

    Sending big hugs, honey...

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