Friday, December 14, 2012

Madness in Newtown, Connecticut

At least 27 people, including 18 young children, were killed this morning by a crazy person in Newtown, Connecticut, 50 miles west of Hartford.  It doesn't seem like a day to be showing light photographs of Christmas decorations, so I am replacing the original post with this one.


This is a pair of 1998 works by Hartford painter Dorothy Powers, commenting on her abhorrence of guns. These are displayed at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

17 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

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Luis Gomez said...

It is so sad Jack.

Lorelle said...

My heart just breaks for those families. Hugging my kids a little tigher today.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Jack! This is so heartbreaking and sad at any time of the year, but particularly during a holiday so based on love and kindness and peace! How I will treasure the time I have with my family this Christmas and my heart goes out to those who have lost so much.

jennyfreckles said...

I am so sorry. I saw the news on TV this evening and I wept for all those lost, for their families and the other traumatised children at that school. Senseless tragedy.

LOLfromPasa said...

I appreciate the respect you are showing here. This sad news is all over the news here. Heartbreaking.

cieldequimper said...

Thankfully, I don't have TV. Beautiful post for today.

hamilton said...

this is a perfect replacement (I also quickly replaced my Christmas lights with something innocuous)

Ali Crehan said...

Thank you, Jack.

It took everything I had not to rush to my daughter's elementary school and scoop her into my arms. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain those families are in tonight.

Randy said...

I have been sick about this all day long. I still can't believe it.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

In the CNN news today, was and still difficult to comprehend; my prayers to all !

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

My heart is with the victims and their families. I sincerely hope that yesterday´s should be the last time something so terrible happens, something that unfortunately is repeated too often in your country.

Malyss said...

When I heard that on news, I felt terribly sad. My thoughts go the the parents. This violence is horrible.

Kate said...

We need to rise up and ask for two things:

1) Gun control laws with legislation effectiveness, and
2) Restoration of funds to help and control the growing mental issues in our violent nation.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Heartbreaking.

Paul B said...

Madness.
Stories of such selflessness from the teachers.

Gunn said...

Our newspapers and TV news have had reporters covering what happened.....



What an evil act it was!!