I honestly don’t know what to say. I just feel a need to write something. Maybe a need to connect with you, because I know many of you are parents.
My daughter is five. She’s in kindergarten.
Every time I have looked at her since she got home from school, I have strongly resisted the urge to burst into tears.
Who shoots a five-year old?
I cannot get my brain wrapped around that at all.
Tonight’s Meditation for Hanukkah was “Humanity.” This is what it says: “Humanity is founded upon whole-hearted respect for the precious liberty and freedom of all people; it is an important teaching of our tradition. As we kindle these lights, we rededicate ourselves to caring for humanity and to respect for all people which alone can bring dignity to all God’s children.”
Seventh night of Hanukkah and one candle for Connecticut.
I also said a little Kaddish to myself. For the babies and teachers and families.
And my Dad, who died 21 years ago today.
Good night, y’all. God bless you and your families. Hold each other tight and be good to each other and to humanity.
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About Karen Cooper
Hi! I'm Karen. I call myself a “recovering lawyer” - I traded in my power suits for power tools and a life of DIY adventures. Join me for DIY, home decorating, repurposing and upcycling, and organizing projects and tips as I transform a 1929 Tudor bungalow into our home. I believe in merging old and new to make a house a home.