Saturday, December 15, 2012

Broken hearts and broken lives

When Sept.11th happened I stayed in bed for almost 3 days and could not stop crying.  I did not know any of those lost in that tragic assault against freedom but it hurt none the less.  Yesterday something incomprehensible  happened in Connecticut and my heart is breaking all over again.
How could this happen? What is going on in our country?
All I can think about are the parents left behind trying to deal with losing their children.  Their lives will never be the same and neither will those children who survived this massacre.
This is not the kind of world I want to live in.
This is not the safe place I remember as a child.
I find myself asking the question, "What could have prevented this from happening?"
I know the answer is not easy or straightforward.
but I think it has to do with LOVE.  Right now I am sending every bit of love in my heart to those suffering immeasurable pain and loss.  I wish I could hug it all away.  I wish none of this ever happened.

29 comments:

Hypnotic Mushroom said...

It is so sad to hear about scary tragedies around the world, I was wondering also where this world is going...and I agree with you, it has something with love for sure. I a hugging you! <3

Vix said...

It's awful, it really is. My heart goes out to anyone involved.
We can't blame gun laws entirely. The UK is a lot stricter with regards to firearms yet it still happens here.
Is it the lure of instant celebrity and infamy? These peoples' lives seem so empty & hopeless to them that they feel the only way to validate their existence is by causing mass murder and attaining immortality.
Whatever the reason it's a reason for valuing every minute and making the most of our lives, not wishing our time away and regretting the past.
You give us so much joy and happiness with your posts and lust for life, I hate to think of you ever being sad.
Love you. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lucy Nation said...

Such a tragedy. There really are no words. The collection of images is very powerful and so are your sentiments x

Ivy Black said...

It's the worst news. It's a terrible tragedy and we can only imagine what the families and the community is going through. Makes you realise how precious life is.
xxxx

CityScape Skybaby said...

It is horribly sad, I don't know how anyone who loses someone in such a horrific way ever gets over it. When these tragedies happen I always have to remind myself that the vast majority of humankind are not like that, and that there's so many examples of people doing kind or brave things on a large or small scale. It's just sad that the few who are capable of such wickedness have such a big impact on other people's lives with their actions. xx

Connie said...

Hi Krista. I blogged about this, too. My children went to elementary school on Connecticut. The little towns in that state are so tight. Everyone knows everyone. This country has GOT TO get it together!
Connie*

edie pop said...

there are no words to express my feelings, I feel close to you and to the families involved in this tragedy.
i' m constantly worried about the future of our world, I hope love Will take over mankind one day.
love xxxxxxx

Trees said...

Its such terrible news, I was double sad when I heard that 22 children in China were stabbed as they arrived at school on the same day. Its one of those situations where you don't even know what to feel as its so incomprehensible.

Rebecca said...

There are simply no words that can express the sadness, pain and loss for all involved and there is not an excuse or reason in the world for committing such an act.

Your sentiments and pictures speak volumes xx

menopauselsupermodel said...

I just can't......my heart breaks for those who have lost their precious children, those who have lost their adult family members, the survivors who have forever lost their innocense.

Connie said...

I guess we can agree to disagree. I grew up in Montana so I am no stranger to gun culture. I think the appropriate word here is gun SAFETY. I visited the NRA website & there was not one word about all of the recent gun violence. Not one word. So sad.
Your Friend,
Connie*

PinkCheetahVintage said...

It's just heartbreaking. When I think of all the little kids in school, where they should be safe and happy... I can't even begin to comprehend the complete devastation. I wanted to post something about it but words failed me. I'm glad you did.

thorne garnet said...

Damn it, why does this crap keep happening? I'm watching one of the parents talking about it on CNN, my love goes out to all those who had this happen to them.

Joni said...

This is a beautiful post, even in the sadness. I wish for all parents in the world to be able to over look the shame in raising an emotionally unbalanced child and be able to reach out for help and someplace to go for support as they see their child's life unfolding into an adult life of crime and violent acts. I wish for more gun control, I wish for more security in our schools. My God, shouldn't our children be safe in our own public buildings? I wish our military would release some of its excessive spending and help the school systems build more security for our minors. We owe that to ourselves.

Misfits Vintage said...

Guns. That's why it happens. Guns.

Sacramento Amate said...

I am with you 100%, my deare Krista. Thank you for your wonderful and calmying pics.
A big hug.
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pastcaring said...

It's a desperate tragedy, unbelievably horrific and sad. I am not a supporter of gun ownership, I'm afraid, and feel passionately that the laws should be changed. The debate will no doubt continue to rage, but meanwhile nothing brings those kids or the brave and dedicated school staff back, or heals the devastating loss... xxxx

blackberryfashion said...

It was such sad news :(

Cristi said...

The reason I come to blogs is to escape the tragedy in the news. The word is filled with such horrific things that it's sometimes overwhelming. I just want to retreat to the simpler things of the smaller happiness in individual's lives. That is why we all love you Krista, you usually bring us joy and we love you for your willingness to share it.
But, today it's sadness, I am crying as I write this because I can't stand it either. I fee the same. I long for more kindness and compassion in humanity. This event, the one in China, and then something smaller I just read, of a school's cafeteria lady fired for feeding a child. They said she was steeling, by give him a "free lunch"! Honestly what its wrong with us! How bad does it have to get.
As a society we need to all to pull together and remember what is important, our children and the world we are creating for them. I don't have any myself, but I feel motherly and protective of all the children I see. I have other childless friends who I know feel the same way. We want to protect all the children...hopefully this will make our country reexamine our priorities, take care of our kids and make the WORLD a better place for all!

Nat said...

A beautiful tribute to the those whose lives have been torn apart by this appalling tragedy. I just can't get my head around the magnitude of sadness right now....

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I keep asking myself the same questions ... "what could have stopped this?" And "why, why, why?" You have a beautiful, gentle soul Krista and I thank you for expressing your grief here so honestly. I feel numb. xoxo

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

So so incomprehensible. They were the same age as my boy. Not sure I can write a post about this without getting really really angry. Sending all love to those affected by this horror. x

lucy joy said...

There are some irreparably damaged human beings on this planet. There are millions of them, actually. It is not for us to try and understand what leads someone to go on a killing spree. It is up to us to spread as much kindness and support to anyone who is in need of it as possible. You are always going to be that person, the one smiling, being patient and non-judgemental. So much so, you inspire others to do the same. It's an incredible gift Krista, I hope you know how special you are, and thank you for showing us how to see life from a different perspective.

Lucy x

Helga! said...

It's completely incomphrehensible.
Much love,my darling beautiful Krista.That's the best and most important thing we can all share.
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Heather said...

Such a horrific tragedy...my heart breaks as well for everyone involved. ~Love indeed!! There are so many in need of this. Praying ~Love Heather

two squirrels said...

WHY!!!!!!
Love to you sweet. V

Melanie said...

I wonder how many tragedies like this would happen if they were not broadcast worldwide, making those involved in them instant celebrities, even of the worst sort, alive or dead. Whether it helps or not, the world needs more art and more love.

Melanie said...

I couldn't believe what I was seeing when it came on the news, it was so terribly tragic that it's hard to make sense of it all.

Annie said...

I just don't know what to say.

Thank you for this post. I've found it comforting xxx