I won’t be back online until late tonight. I’m putting aside work plans and going to be with friends today. I need to be reminded that “human” is not a synonym for “monster” and that not all people are evil, disgusting, depraved horrors.
What keeps going through my head is that old ditty.
Kindergarten baby, stick your head in gravy
Wash it off with applesauce and show it to the Navy
Kindergarteners are babies. Elementary school students are slightly older babies.
It’s a sign of how horrible things have become when I see a story about a shooting and try not to think about it. I flip over as fast as I can.
This one, though, chilled me.
For those of you who have little ones or who take care of little ones or know people with little ones…
Hold them tight.
Tell them how much you love them.
For that matter, not just little ones.
We never know when everything will be taken away and we will lose someone who was the world to us.
I need to tell the people closest to me that I love them.
How about you?
(This is not an Advent Calendar post, comments do not count as entries, and I will not be awarding a prize today. But of course any and all readers are welcome and encouraged to participate in the discussion.)