30 July, 2012
I have been proud of my kids since the first time I held them and looked out at the world convinced that no one had ever accomplished this minor miracle before. My pride continued and grew when I could point them out in band concerts, sporting events, and graduation ceremonies. When I watch them today raising their own children, I can get positively sappy.
So, it is difficult for me to contemplate the horror that happened in Aurora, Colorado, without getting choked up.
Evil, cold, calculating, diabolical evil reared its ugly head in a movie theater and turned an evening of fun and anticipation into a nightmare for hundreds of victims, friends and relatives.
Evil robbed individuals and a community of unrealized potential and accomplishment. Evil robbed families of comfort and solace.
Evil also provided a canvas for heroic deeds of good citizens, where they displayed what is still good and decent about America.