Monday, December 17, 2012

Brave Mother

There are few events I've found as hard to talk about as the tragedy at Newtown; I think we all feel this way. There's no insights I can make, nothing I can observe, I can't even really find the words to describe the awful sadness and the terrible fear in my heart. But this woman, this mother, has something to say, which I think is insightful and important and eye-opening, and you should read it, if you haven't already:

I am Adam Lanza's Mother 

As a writer, and as a mother I stand awed by the courage this woman. And I thank her too, because in a tremendously powerful way, she's made us look at something we want to ignore, but can't.