I’m so sorry you sweet little angels. We let you down and now we’ve lost you. We’ve created a selfish and callous world where WE takes a backseat to ME and the value of life depends on what a video game’s point system may be. We’ve made schools test centers without adequate support, “minded our business” when a child shows signs of trouble, and have placed parenting behind ensuring the DVR is recording the latest mind-numbing trash on TV. We cling to Bibles with one hand and, oddly enough, our guns with the other and dismiss societal psychology as oversensitive pandering.
So while we mourn your loss we, ALL OF US, must also shoulder the blame. We created a world that wasn’t safe for you and we don’t deserve you. Yet it took losing you to realize that out of all this pain there is still hope. We can change this world into a better place. One where children never have to live in fear and one where no one ever has to shed a tear.
I hope that you are at peace now, you sweet little angels, and please believe it when I say that we all love you and will never forget you.
My charge to everyone reading this:
Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) is the mission of all of us and its either now or never. For the world has never been in more need of repair than today.