Thursday, January 17, 2013

Observations from the Window 1.17

The whole gun debate is more likely to piss me off than bring tears to my eyes but yesterday President Obama did just that when he mentioned Grace McDonnell, a victim of the Newtown massacre. I always say massacre because the word shooting doesn't quite seem enough and slaughter, though that's exactly what it was, seems too much. Whatever, every time I read these words I tear up.

"When I visited Newtown last month I spent some private time with many of the families who'd lost their children that day. And one was the family of Grace McDonnell. Grace's parents are here. Grace was seven years old when she was struck down, just a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. I'm told she loved pink. She loved the beach. She dreamed of becoming a painter."