The Week That Wasn’t

Let’s pretend for a moment, shall we, that the past week never happened. Pretend that two boys that were considered Americans didn’t bomb the Boston Marathon. Pretend that a little 8 year old didn’t die. Pretend that two beautiful young ladies didn’t die. Pretend that among many others, a young dancer didn’t lose her legs. Pretend that once again, Americans didn’t have to rally round each other and spawn more heroes.

Let’s pretend that a fertilizer plant in Texas didn’t blow up and level a town, and kill 14 people, mostly first responders. Let’s pretend that there was not 240 tons of highly volatile ammonium nitrate on site.

Let’s pretend that ricin poisoned letters were not sent, one of them to our President.

What if we DON’T pretend? How could all this happen in reality, in OUR country? How indeed.

Unfortunately, I think this is our new reality. People are going to kill people with bombs and guns and poison and anything else they can get their hands on. People that don’t seem abnormal until the deed is done and it’s too late. People that are Catholic, Protestant, Muslum, Jewish….you name it. Every country has been affected in some way with violence and killings.

How do we stop it? How do we all live in peace?

I think we have to play “let’s pretend” again. 😦

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