I have family in Stratford, Connecticut, a city in Fairfield County not far from Newtown where the shooting happened today. My second cousins Annie and Trevor grew up there.
I am not familiar with its peaks and valleys or its pastoral setting, but I know a great many call it, "home". We live in times tarnished by violence that seeps from all corners of our globe and that idea of "home" has become fraught with unparalleled paranoia and fear, feelings we should not have at all, least of all at home.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in Newtown. My words cannot properly distill the consolation I so yearn to give you.
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