Saturday, December 15, 2012

Broken Hearts

As i woke up this morning, i woke up to the deadly news of the Newtown massacre in the US.

Using three guns, Adam Lanza, age 20,  killed twenty Kindergarten  children, six adults and himself at Sandy hook Elementary school in Connecticut.

The shooting appeared to be the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, according to AP.
Reacting to the senseless and bone chilling shooting, a tearful President Obama said:

``As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it is an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.'' 

So what made Adam Lanza so mad that he forgot reason, goodness and every other sensible thing, and ALL he could think of was giving DEATH to innocent people.  His madness fueled by anger would not even spare the twenty innocent kids?

It is incidents like these which  make us wonder, where we have gone wrong as a family, as a neighborhood, as a society,  as a nation, and as a world.

Such incidents dont just happen.  They have been simmering and brewing in the killer's mind.  

There is perhaps only one remedy for such rage.  Care. Love.  Afffection. Empathy.  Hug.

But it too late.  Gone is Adam.  And gone are those innocent 26 people massacred.

A blot on 2012, just as it was on the verge of ending.

If we could learn from such incidents..... I for one am very keen to  folllow the investigation of this heinous act.

Let this be a lesson for all of us as we enter 2013.  Let us not bee unfair, to anyone. let us not hesitate from showing a little care, a little love, a little empathy.  let us endeavor NEVER to allow rage to overcome all sense of reason and logic.

We grieve for your Newtown. For your broken hearts.



  1. This is so sad and truly tragic! What would have prompted him to kill so many innocent people!?
    I believe we should be more communicative as a family, should be more open about our feelings and thoughts, perhaps that will help and heal us better!

    1. Yes, i agree Shilpa that we should b more communicative as a family nd should be more open about feelings. It is believed that he killed his mother first, who was a KG school teacher. The rest of the victims including the 20 children were just an extension of his rage he probably felt for his mother.

      The deepest wounds are those given to us by our closest

      I also believe in transparency in dealing. It oes a long way in bringing clarity in relationships.

      the act is done in a matter of s few minutes. Bit it can take up to a life time to heal.

      I hope this case is investigated well and we all learn something and such tragedies should be avoided.

  2. I was on JFK Airport when I saw it on TV, truly tragic and I am still wondering, how can anyone do this?

    1. Yes Saru. One act of rag has wounded a whole lot of people. so tough for the families of the victims.

  3. 'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother'
    Written by Liza Long, republished from The Blue Review Friday’s horrific national tragedy -- the murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut -- has ignited a new discussion on violence in America.

    A mom in US claims they dont have adequate facilities to treat the mentally ill children , which leaves to our imagination what must be the situation in India .....yet we have never come across any incident of mass killing in elementary schools in India ...