I went to bed last night with one reality and woke up this morning with another. I’m not exactly sure at what moment it changed. Was I sleeping soundly? Was it one of the times I was awake, looking at the clock for an unknown reason? I have this need to know the moment, even though really, it doesn’t matter.
How does one tell young tweens, who are still figuring out their own ways of solving problems, not ever to use the problem-solving method their role model chose? It’s easy to tell them, I suppose, but so hard to make words speak louder than such a decisive deed.
I understand sadness and despair. I do NOT understand myopic self-centeredness that cannot take into account one’s influence and impact on others.
I am feeling such a swirl. Anger, anger, anger, sadness, disbelief, compassion, shock, more anger.
Those stupid stages of grieving.
I’ve got to get myself together so I can be of service to others more directly affected.
(Many hugs to my Internet friends. Your emails, calls and Tweets have meant so much today.)