A flower for the victims in Chardon

Yesterday’s school shooting in Chardon, Ohio hit just a little too close to home. Gun violence in schools should never happen, but especially not in a quiet little town 30 minutes from here.

What is it that makes someone think their life is so bad, so awful, and so beyond repair that it’s worth taking another life for? The universe is an impermanent place; every feeling of anger, rage, and jealousy you have will someday pass. The emotions you feel today will hardly matter five, ten, or even a hundred years from now. But when someone takes it upon themselves to act out on those feelings and destroy fellow human lives, it’s permanent, and it’s terrible.

This is such a senseless tragedy. My thoughts go out to the victims in Chardon.