Since late this morning, it’s been unavoidable – images, video and audio clips of the tragedy out of Newtown, Connecticut.
In respect to the families, teachers, officials and community members involved, I am not going to feature any of those images, video or audio clips on my blog – I want to keep this a place of calm.
Instead, I want to share this:
These are paper cranes – you can learn more about them here – but in general, this is what a paper crane is: a symbol of strength. Hope. Resilience.
Exactly what people need right now…something to reassure them that there is still good in the world, no matter how bleak it seems.
So, I am doing this now: folding as many cranes as I can. I tried to keep positive after reading the news – distract myself, but people’s hurtful words and misdirected hatred toward each other just started to really get to me. When I reach 1,000, I want to make sure they get to this school, they need a reminder that people do care, everywhere – people care and they might not know what to do to help, but maybe this can help.