Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 80 - Holding Hands

Thought of the day:  The shooting occurred in Tucson today of a congresswoman and others is deeply disturbing.  We lived in Tucson for years and are still emotionally connected to it.  It's unthinkable that something like this would happen there.  The shooting occurred when the congresswoman was doing her duty of talking to her constituents in a Safeway store that we had probably shopped in.  Is the shooting politically motivated?  Is the heated political rhetoric in recent months and years a contributing factor leading to this senseless violence?  Will this serve as a wakeup call that will prevent future violence from happening, or will this trigger even more and make the political environment more toxic than it already is?  It's a very sad day.  My heart goes to the victims and to the people who are suffering the terrible loss of their loved ones.  I hope they will have adequate support to help them get through this very difficult time.

Photo of the day:
Lila is getting a gentle but firm help from her dad during this morning's hike.  It's unseasonably warm and a perfect day for hiking.

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