“Being the best people
We are capable of being
To a broken world.”
President of the United States Barrack Obama has asked;
Our President has posed this question before when speaking to the public in the aftermath of tragedy. Following the Aurora Colorado murders at the theater, after the murders at the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the December 2012 Sandy Hook Connecticut murder of twenty, five and six year old children, and six adult school employees. He spoke similarly with the statement following the Oregon murders at Umpqua Community college; “Our thoughts and prayers are not enough.” He is certainly right about that. But I will pray anyway.
I had originally taken the photos below to respond to WordPress Weekly Photo: Pure, but felt with so much sorrow about the news of yet more deaths and injuries following a mass shooting, I could not do so. How can I possibly show these pure slivers of peace I captured with the camera on a morning walk when there was yet another dreadful shooting? This time in Orlando Florida, United States of America. Killing young people out dancing on a Saturday night. Exactly what young people should be doing on a Saturday night. Families, friends, community, and all those individuals in caring supportive roles during this time are having the worst and most challenging kind of days in their lives.
“When is Enough, Enough?’ And what does “Enough” actually look like?
Judith Orloff says it well with her words suggesting we should be the very best we are capable of being if we are to bring wholeness to the broken parts of our world.
Today’s Music: Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters
In response to WordPress Weekly Photo: Pure