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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:28 AM

Sandy Hook: A world reacts (pic heavy)

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Reply Sandy Hook: A world reacts (pic heavy) (Original post)
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 OP
seabeyond Dec 2012 #1
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #2
seabeyond Dec 2012 #3
freshwest Dec 2012 #4
4_TN_TITANS Dec 2012 #5
shenmue Dec 2012 #6
RZM Dec 2012 #7
renate Dec 2012 #8
WorseBeforeBetter Dec 2012 #9
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #10
Jamastiene Dec 2012 #11
WorseBeforeBetter Dec 2012 #12

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:34 AM

1. even still, this makes me cry. for weeks, i have been telling boys, leave the ugly out.

i cannot, do not want to hear one more ugly story.

then friday.....

does it get any more ugly.

with the fighting and nasty on du, i have not even been able to be online. and it has felt good.

and here i sit, looking at these pictures. yes. this. this effects so many, so strongly.

it has changed my behavior the last week in so many ways.

just my interaction/connection of family, nieces and nephews and those i love.

this.




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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:52 AM

2. I think

at least part of my reaction is my own shame for not always fully appreciating what I have and making it fully apparent to those I love how much I need and appreciate them. I read about the victims and their families and I realize how much they had, and lost, I realize how much I have, and I wonder why I let my mind go down so many rabbit holes.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:06 AM

3. this... very beautiful. though,

i have always been one that tends to seeing the best, and not seeing, ignoring, forgetting the bad. but, i get it. because in the last week, i have really been looking at sons, and nieces/nephews, all teens or early 20's and appreciating their successes, who they are, their character and i have been sure to express in words and hugs....

yes. so much.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:44 AM

4. Good to know so many care, but I'm crying again too.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:06 PM

5. Proud of Johnson!

They may not have had a good year, but Munchak and his players have their hearts in the right place. Nice post.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:31 PM

6. I'm crying

I'll never be able to understand. Does not compute.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:43 PM

7. Reminds me of the aftermath of 9/11

 

Sometimes it's good to remember that we're one world . . . one planet. We're in this together. Most of the time we lose sight of that. But every once in a while, good folks remind us of that fact.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:55 PM

8. in a week that was beyond tragic, these pictures show us what humanity really is

It's so easy to forget that the majority of people are good and caring. We don't always do a great job of showing it, but it's there underneath.

Thank you for collecting and sharing these pictures. They're very consoling.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:05 AM

9. This one really gets to me...


Pakistan

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:19 AM

10. Wow

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:46 AM

11. Me too, especially since...

they are most likely to know more about America's bombs than most, yet they still feel compassion and empathy for Americans like that. That is taking the high road. Those children are precious. They seem to have already learned from the adults' mistakes. That is actually a relief. Maybe there is hope for peace in the future if the children of today continue to be as compassionate and empathetic as they seem to be.

I just hope the majority in America can return the favor, and show more empathy toward other people in other countries in the future.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:18 PM

12. Couldn't agree more. (n/t)

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