Friday, December 14, 2012

I'll Wait For Another Day

I was going to do a post today on filing. However, I think it's pretty well known that I'm in Connecticut. Our state is in shock. I'm nowhere near Newtown but have contacts in the Connecticut children's writing community who are. For today, I'm speechless.

4 comments:

tanita davis said...

From my state, and my state of mind to yours - I'm so very, very sorry.

gail said...

I can't say that it affects me directly. But it is a little close to home. Many of my Facebook Friends, some of whom are New England writers or are general New England friends, are quite shaken.

"state of mind"--I think you've put your finger on what is troubling for people.

Ms. Yingling said...

I'm upset because during the last lockdown drill when I had 60 kids in the gym locker room, they would NOT shut up. If they won't cooperate, how can I keep them safe? Our cafeteria is right inside the front doors of the school. it's scary if you stop and think about it.

gail said...

It doesn't take long for people to start feeling safe again and believing nothing can happen to them. Especially if they're under the age of 18. To some extent, that's probably a good thing, because you need to feel a certain amount of confidence in your safety in order to function. Learning how to balance that feeling of security in our daily well-being with vigilance is probably something we're all going to have to learn to do.