Taking a moment of meditation.

Sitting in my car in the H.S. parking lot.

Looking at the beautiful snow covered hills.

Feeling Peaceful.

Policeman in his car slowly drives by and gives me a thumbs up (?).

I respond, bobbing my head in the affirmative with thumbs up.

Tears slowly slide down my face.

The act of concern for another human being.

The tears build as thoughts spill out about the loss of 26 lives, a family member’s memory decline, family members that have turned their backs on others.

Thoughts that I had dealt with and put neatly away.

Life is like that.

I rejoice that kindness is everywhere.

About showgem

I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.
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5 Responses to Thoughts

  1. May his act of concern help erase some of your painful memories. It sounds like you have created a life that reaches out to many people. You have given others what you most needed at a different time and did not receive from “your” important people. Tears contain the toxins of our soul. We now know their are chemicals in tears that their release helps our body heal.

  2. Do you know about #26acts, started by Ann Curry? It might be a nice way for you to pay the kindness forward while paying tribute to the lives that were lost? Just a thought.

    I get where you’re coming from. I listen to the news and occasionally just shed tears weeks later. The tragedy at Sandy Hook is so unthinkable. It’s hard to compartmentalize it and make it okay… because it’s not.

  3. An amazing post…and such a wonder that the policeman is noticing. We have our moments ever week. When I feel really sad sometimes I can even wake up with tears. Sandy Hook needs to forever be in our thoughts and prayers. XO

  4. Deb Day says:

    It’s hard, isn’t it. Comprehending what happened. Thinking about how it fits in your life. Keeping it all together in order to provide a safe place for the kids in your class….
    This was a lovely piece–echoing what many of us are feeling even weeks later.
    Thanks for sharing….

  5. You just never know when thoughts and memories will pop back up and intrude on your emotions, right?

    I love the simplicity of this line – “Life is like that.”

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