Sadness Lingers After Colorado Movie Massacre
For some reason I just can't shake the tragedy in Aurora, CO. I think I put myself in the seats alongside those who went to enjoy a movie, wanted to be part of the hype and amongst the first to say they saw it. A Dark Knight turned in to a blood bath when James Holmes, the suspect in the shootings, burst in to a midnight screening of the film. He clearly carefully calculated his attack, launching tear gas in to the audience before opening fire.
I find myself listening to the accounts by survivors and putting myself in that theater, wondering what it felt like, the horror... the confusion... the hysteria. I'm so saddened by the disregard for human life and what could have made a man do something like this. It also makes me question my safety and the safety of all of us in public places.
The world has changed and it's disheartening. The days where you can go about your life freely are slowly dying in my opinion. I hope that the families of the 12 people who were senselessly shot heal and that the community can continue to come together and support one another. I know my prayers, and some tears, are with them and the rest of the country who watched this horrific story unfold.