Christmas lights

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM.

Maybe in this holiday season, that is what we can take away and cherish for if Newtown taught anything it is that life offers no guaranteed expiration date and there is no depth to which we as humans can sink within our minds, hearts and deeds.

We can cherish that we are still here and among us are young minds and hearts that, despite our ability to drown them out, have this idea of the holiday season, of brotherhood and giving to one another of ourselves and faith in humanity as DNA.

We, as parents and grandparents and aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters, can wrap each other and our children a little tighter, a little closer, while keeping the ache and pain in Newtown fresh, determined to have learned from tragedy that cuts through all the nonsense that consumes too many of our lives.

And maybe in those letters we can find that even in the darkest of times, even in the toughest of circumstances, there remains a hope, a light, that can not be extinguished and which we will hope guides all of us throughout the year.

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