However, I can't help but be astounded at the fortitude and soul of the people of Newtown.
They are dealing with broken hearts in the most graceful of ways.
I hope the media leaves them alone, as they requested, and that they are able to light candles for those they love without the scrutiny of TV trucks, cameras and the mayhem they can accompany events like this.
It took me more than a few days to watch this - yes, you will need tissues. It is worth the tears.
One of the funniest, most irreverent men I know, posted this on Facebook yesterday:
"Please, no soapboxes today, just pray, if that's something you do....XO"
It holds true a year later.
Today, let your heart overflow with love, let the little things not matter and find joy where you can.
I am off to the salon where we are hoping to cut and color and coiff as many people as humanly possible before the snow makes us hunker down. If you are out and about, be safe.
There is a quiet and reverential beauty about this piece.