Don't even say his name

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO

I pulled on my blue jeans (what could be more American) a black shirt, and my family and I went off to see the latest Batman movie. Yes, we discussed the massacre in Colorado and mourned for the lost and injured, as well as for their families and friends. In the end, though, we decided to follow through on the opening day plans we had made weeks ago. 

 

So Saturday, we went to our normal Saturday lunch spot, Chan's; selected from our favorite entrees; took out the smart phones to double-check show times; and we went to the movie. It's not about gun control; it's not about morbid fascination with what creates the monstrous urge to kill; but it is about going on in a way that does not lend celebrity to a sad, criminally insane person. The theater was only about half full, and I couldn't help but notice that there was a sliver of light around the edges of the exit door. When the show ended, the movie-goers exited in almost silence.

I wore a black shirt to church today, also, in memory of those whose lives were snuffed out and those families whose lives will never be the same. I also remembered my dear niece, Becky, who was senselessly murdered 16 years ago when she was only 15 years old, shot in the head by a supposed friend in a schizophrenic rage. My heart goes out to those families touched by such insane violence, because I do know what they face in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. I will pray for comfort in their hearts, because I know that understanding never comes.

America mourns your loss.

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Todd Clark
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I'm glad you went on with your plans, because that means that nutcase didn't win. We will always remember what happened, but hopefully no one will remember him.

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I agree with Todd. We can't give that sort of power to lunatics.  It actually diappointed me that the movie makers put off their red carpet event. Why give anyone that sort of power for such a horrible deed?  I grieve for the loss of humanity being displayed all around us in the world.

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Judith Abbott
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I had two granddaughters with me over the weekend, precious young ladies, both 9 years of age.  Part of having them here was to pull down the plastic glasses from where I have them stored.  Several of the glasses are left over from a birthday party several years ago for another grandchild, a Batman-themed party.  My hand hesitated as I reached for those glasses.  But then I went on.  That is the point, the going on.

Thanks for the post.

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