Where are the words to describe the murders?

Where are the words to describe the murders?

I realize I'm one of a gazillion bloggers writing about the school shooting at Newtown, Connecticut, and my words aren't anywhere near as eloquent as others. In fact, it's extremely hard to come up with words, any words, to describe the murders. Someone mentioned earlier today about simply sharing someone else's eloquent words instead of trying to present your own crappy version.

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Close to 50 people gathered Saturday on Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana beach to mourn the victims as part of a demonstration organized by an anti-violence group called Rio de Paz, or Rio of Peace.

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 It’s okay to feel whatever you are feeling right now and express your grief and anger and confusion. You are not alone. But it is also okay to feel happy about your life, to be glad you have your child to hold and kiss and hug. It is okay to take steps toward recovery and acceptance of this harsh reality facing us as humans, the reality that we are unpredictable. Every one of us has the potential for good and evil. It is truly the unknown, the darkness that we fear and those things are worthy of our fear....Be a helper. Listen, learn and entertain the ideas and words of others in the coming weeks and months. Now is not the time to fight. Now is the time to be a helper and a healer. - Moms who Drink and Swear

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Pakistani children light candles to pay tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Dec. 15, 2012.

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Ana, one of the victims in Connecticut, sings "Come, thou almighty King," while her brother plays the piano in this video. Her dad said, "As much as she's needed here and missed by her mother, brother and me, Ana beat us all to paradise."
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Rest in peace, little ones. You did beat us all to paradise. Run, skip, play, sing in peace, free from any more harm. We'll meet you there eventually.

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