Saturday, December 15, 2012

In Memorium

Yesterday, one of the worst mass-killings in United States history occurred, taking the lives of 20 children and 8 adults, including the shooter.

Especially in the wake of an unspeakable tragedy, it is sometimes too easy to ignore the immeasurably valuable and radically singular worth of each and every human life.  Even those lives that were not, in whole or in part, lived well.

In memorium for each of those who died in another senseless act of violence, in a culture of violence, that may have been prevented with a more conscientious sense of care from the rest of us.  All of us failed all of you.

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Rachel Davino, 29
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7

Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto,27
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6
and...

Adam Lanza, 20

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