Today, dozens of very young children and at least a handful of adults are dead in Newport, Connecticut after a singe shooter opened fire in the elementary school there.
And I cannot write anything here today.
I have a lot of things to say today, actually. And I’ve written a lot of them down. I’ve wept and ranted on Facebook, and I’ve sent letters to the White House and to my Congressional representatives urging them to, as the President called for this afternoon, “come together and take meaningful action” on better preventing tragedies like today.
But here, in a blog post for creative writing exercises? Not today. Not about this.
So I offer only a blank page — an old handwriting page like the ones I remember from my elementary school days, when my handwriting was even worse than it is now — and I encourage you to write. Or cry. Or hug someone close. Or meditate or pray. Or contact your leaders and urge them to take action. Or all of the above.