Saturday, January 22, 2011

Two weeks have passed...

Today we visited Tucson.
Just steps away from the Safeway on the corner of Ina & Oracle is one of the tributes to the victims of the tragedy that happened two weeks ago.
On the ground is an assortment of items.
They are getting dusty, candles are melting, flowers are wilting, but the tribute is beautiful.
You can tell by looking at this display that every item here was sat down by a person with a very heavy heart and you can really feel the love of the community and the nation.

A little girl from Christina-Taylor Green's class was there with her Daddy looking at the notes, candles, flowers and gifts that have been left as rememberances. She had so many questions and her Daddy was so calm and answered every one (as best as he could) and let her take as much time as she needed to take it all in. It was very sweet to see them as they walked away, he picked her up and put her on his shoulders and walked back to their car parked at the Safeway. Seeing the little girl and how small she is, makes it REAL just how fragile life is.

Looking around Tucson we got to see the hope of a community as it heals. The people were so kind (everyone we spoke to today was kind) and beauty abounds here.

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