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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:39 PM

In Memoriam...

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CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 OP
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #3
HappyMe Dec 2012 #2
Xipe Totec Dec 2012 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #5
SaveOurDemocracy Dec 2012 #23
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2012 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #7
werknotgoin2takeit Dec 2012 #14
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Ohio Joe Dec 2012 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #9
DemoTex Dec 2012 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #12
jsr Dec 2012 #11
calimary Dec 2012 #13
gademocrat7 Dec 2012 #15
nolabear Dec 2012 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #19
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #17
SalviaBlue Dec 2012 #18
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #20
ailsagirl Dec 2012 #21
AndyA Dec 2012 #22
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #24
wellstone dem Dec 2012 #25
SaveOurDemocracy Dec 2012 #26
kimsterdemster Dec 2012 #27
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #28
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2012 #29
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #30

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:41 PM

1. That is Beautiful Peggy!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:43 PM

3. Thank you, my dear sheshe2...

It stopped me in my tracks when I saw it ...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:43 PM

2. ......

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:44 PM

4. I did not weep for those whose lives ended tragically that day,

but for those who survived to carry on with shattered dreams and broken lives.

I wanted to give a voice to grief that night and found it in a poem by Miguel Hernández, a Spanish writer who served with the Republican Army during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930’s. One of Miguel’s closest friends was murdered in an act of revenge like many during the war. Miguel Hernández wrote a eulogy to his friend and poured into it his grief and his rage.

...

There is no wider chasm than my wound,
I cry to misfortune and her companions,
I feel your death, more than my life.

Unkempt and unshaved,
without warmth or consolation,
I tend to my affairs soullessly.

Death took flight early,
and early came the dawn of morn,
and early it spills upon the ground.

I do not forgive death for loving you,
or forgive life for its distraction,
or forgive the ground,
or forgive oblivion.

With bare hands I raise a storm,
of stones, bolts and strident axes,
thirsting and hungering for catastrophe.

With bare teeth I want to dig the ground,
and move the dirt part by part,
in dry and furious bites.

I want to mine the earth until I find you,
to kiss your noble skull,
unbind your body and return you,
to my garden and my fig tree.

...

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:47 PM

5. Thank you, my dear Xipe Totec...

That is a wonderfully strong and heartfelt poem, and I love it.

VERY appropriate for today.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:17 PM

23. What an extraordinarily moving poem!

Loss, grief and rage so clearly and passionately expressed.

Thank you for sharing this.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:03 PM

6. {sighhhhhhhhhhhhhh}

I don't know a soul in that town but I've never felt this teary and wrung out after one of "these" shootings. I guess it's the little kids.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:05 PM

7. I feel the same, my dear Gidney N Cloyd...

All those innocent little children........

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:06 PM

14. I feel the same way

I am always disgusted and appalled at these shootings but they never make me cry. I've been weepy all day today. I just can't get the little faces out of my head. They must have been so scared. As President Obama said, they had their whole lives ahead of them, now nothing but the grave.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:07 PM

8. .

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:09 PM

9. ...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:14 PM

10. Thanks, Peggy

I'm just glad - today - that my mom is gone. She was a classroom teacher of the old school. She would not have understood this at all (but in a completely different way from how WE do not understand it, if you follow my drift).

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:17 PM

12. Ah, you're welcome, my dear Mac.....and yes, I do get it...

I'm glad too that she didn't have to see this horror...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:15 PM

11. +28

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:37 PM

13. Dayum.

Great one! Jarring as hell.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:17 PM

15. Very moving Peggy

As a retired kindergarten teacher I am heartbroken.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:19 PM

16. Thank you, Peggy. So many words today, and not one has the power to undo what has been done.

But little signs of love and sorrow like this help us be together.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:51 PM

19. ...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:44 PM

17. I have two grand kids in elementary school...

today has shook me.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:46 PM

18. My dear California Peggy

A picture is worth 1,000 words.

Thank you.

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Response to SalviaBlue (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:52 PM

20. Welcome, sweetie...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:58 PM

21. Words fail to capture the feelings

That's why this photo is so very eloquent.

Thank you for posting it.

Mary

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:14 PM

22. Thank you for posting.

I hope that today will be the turning point on our failure to deal with the gun culture issue in this country.

I can't imagine how the parents of those children must feel tonight. I've heard that losing a child is the worst type of loss. We expect to see our parents go, but parents shouldn't have to bury their children, especially because of something like this.

Everyone is crying tonight.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:22 PM

24. Bless you, Peggy.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:30 PM

25. Thank you Peggy

I'm not marble or granite, I've been crying all day. Thank you for showing me that I am not alone.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:35 PM

26. A beautiful photo that captures the shock and sadness of the day. nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:12 AM

27. there are no words

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:32 AM

28. Thank you, everyone, for your beautiful replies......

For your shock, your sorrow at this terrible wrong...

I knew, as soon as I saw this image, that I had to bring it here to share.

It speaks for me too.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 07:42 PM

29. Dear Peggy

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #29)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:38 PM

30. Thank you, my dear BlancheSplanchnik...

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