These words are written in my blog description:
"Sorrow and Joy Walk Hand in Hand.
Heartache and Happiness Dance Side by Side."
(Feels funny quoting myself)
We've been experiencing school shootings lately,
two within three weeks.
One was close to home:
Then a week later,
a shooting at a local high school.
and yet it keeps happening
like a broken record.
The sadness is hard to shake
I do not know any of the people involved.
There's a layer of weighty sorrow
holding hands with inexplicable joy
as we anticipate our third daughter's college graduation.
We will encounter a memorial of flowers
as we enter the SPU gym
We won't be able to escape
the death of an innocent
as we also celebrate the hard work
of my music loving,
And we will carry
pieces of the heartache
of the victim's families,
as we soak in the utter happiness
It'll be in the air,
surreal and yet
This is life.
We must learn to live well in its tension.
Sorrow and joy together.
Heartache and Happiness all at once.