I didn’t cry for the last two shootings — until now. I needed to cry but couldn’t. Not that I am numb to the shootings, not that the sheer number of them has hardened me — no, because I feel like if I start crying I may never stop. Too many news reports make me feel that way. Or, that I’ll get so angry that I can’t function. Too many news reports make me feel that way, too.

I cried as I read this, Sherry — the cry I needed. Now I am angry — the anger I needed.

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE??!! WHY ARE THEIR GUNS MORE IMPORTANT THAN OUR CHILDREN, THEIR CHILDREN?

WHY?

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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