Friday, December 14, 2012

We are better than this.

Dec. 13, 2012

"Anyone can become angry - that is easy.  But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and the right way, this is not easy."

After I picked my children up from school this afternoon even though it wasn't my turn to drive carpool, and I sent a message of condolence to the families and victims affected by the senseless violence in Connecticut through the "We are better than this" campaign, I read about common sense gun laws, and about ways we can take action to make a change.  I signed a petition to Congress to stop arming dangerous people.  I searched facebook and blogs and looking for comfort or calm or insight or community and don't think anyone could possibly write it better than Lisa Belkin in this Huff Post piece.  Please read it.

And then "[c]ry today. Comfort your kids. Curse, and pray. Then pick up the phone, a pen, a keyboard, or your checkbook and make your demands heard. All day and every day. But most especially today."

Zichrona L'vbracha.  May their memories be a blessing.
Shabbat Shalom,


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