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14 December 2012 @ 02:07 pm
My heart is broken for Connecticut, and for the friends and family most directly harmed there. I'm just sitting at my desk crying, can't believe we do this to each other.
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I'm feeling: wrecked
The other side of Delirium: Puppy!taura_g on December 14th, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
Me too.
I've got the news playing in the background. I'm just numb.
Jonathan Woodward: Me Arms Hidden BWwoodwardiocom on December 14th, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
The idea that someone would decide to shoot a child fills me with terrified bewilderment.
ruthless compassion: burningaroraborealis on December 14th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't ... really ...

But I actually feel that way about any of these shootings. An elementary school is certainly more horrifying and heartwrenching, but a mall or movie theater is already well into the realm of something way outside my grasp.

I can understand someone getting to a personal crime of revenge or similar -- that's a combination of damage, sickness and lack of perspective. But this kind of random and mass killing seems to have stepped outside of human thought or action entirely.
born from jets!!!catness on December 14th, 2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
I think that people who commit mass shootings are ones who believe for some reason that they are not getting enough notice. And they believe, also, that getting that notice is more important than the very lives of their victims and victims' families.

A lot of folks want to ascribe that to mental illness, but I personally don't believe it's that. I think it's just complete and utter lack of empathy.
Spiderbabearachne8x on December 14th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
Yes. Love to you. There is so much to feel right now.
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on December 16th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
I'm still kind of stuck here, too. I just... just don't get it.
Cat of LOVE!kimberlogic on December 14th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
Yes. This.
Mizarchivist: Bookworm hidesmizarchivist on December 15th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
I spent almost all day away from the internet and only found out about all this while I was getting my haircut. I'm definitely still in denial with a strong smattering of anger thrown in.

I certainly found myself VERY present when I put the baby to bed, though.
harimad on December 15th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
I had a great deal of anger. Mostly at the shooter (and more as I learned the connection between the shooter and the school (although note, I have deliberately avoided the news today so my info may be out of date) but also a lot at the reporters who seemed to be interviewing children without adults present.

One thing I have learned is for disasterous events such as this, my best strategy is to listen for about 10 minutes while events are unfolding so I get the basics, then wait at least a day so I get the whole story ... but only have to listen to it once. There's no point in listening to the partial story a hundred times over. It doesn't inform me and it doesn't help me bear witness.