06 Dec 2007 @ 4:44 PM 

I hate to say it, but after the senseless killings in Westroads mall yesterday here in Omaha, the innocence is gone.  The city has a very somber and breathless feel to on what would normally be a nice snowy day.  My children did not wake to the snow, hoping that school would be let out or canceled, but sat in deep contemplation over yesterday’s events as we drove to school.  One of my kids asked me “Why would someone do that?”.  My only answer: “In any society, in any civilization, in any history books, what that person did was inexcusable and there is no real sane reason.  I can only say sweetie, that nobody and no job is worth losing your mind over to the point where you go on a shooting rampage.  God, gods, Allah, Thor, Zeus, or any god in any pantheon or spirit of any religion could condone such a senseless act.  If you hear of anyone joking about doing this or saying anything of the sort, you tell me, you tell your councilor, you run and you tell someone that it was said.”  They nodded and walked dazed into school.
I thank those who called, e-mailed, and texted me to make sure that we were all ok.  Thank you for your support and concern.  Our prayers go to those families and friends who have been affected by this directly.  May God or whatever gods you believe in hold you close and comfort you.  May your families and friends come to you and comfort you.  Blessings be upon you.
From our table to yours: our condolences.  We hold our glasses high to the heroes of that day and the friends and loved ones we have lost.

Love and Light,
~The Omaha Critic (Mourning for our city)

Posted By: The Omaha Critic
Last Edit: 06 Dec 2007 @ 04:44 PM

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