Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The smiles that never reached Santa

Each morning as a parent readies the child for the day at school, one just dreams of happy smiles, smudgy hands, stained clothes and chirpy faces to get back to them every day. Its the beauty in the vision.

And i'm sure every parent of the 26 little children were no different. There were dreams of tooth fairies, Santa climbing down the chimney, waiting to fill their Socks with gifts. Each child dreams..and every parent nourishes them.

Little did they know the horror that awaited them that morning.

I went into denial..I just couldn't get myself to watch the horror unfold. I just followed textual information. The images would haunt me. But it will forever haunt me. My heart goes out to all those families and friends who lost their loved ones, that day. I feel helpless and inadequate when I read such news. But I shall pray for them.

Adam Lanza's mother had no idea that she was seeing the son off with such rage and intentions. No mother does.

We know that no amount of words, prayers , service or gifts can take away the pain that they go through. But we as bloggers would like to reach out to them in our thoughts and in our prayers.

There are a lot of what could have happened, and what needs to be done. I know at some point of time, there should be a solution to such madness.

As a blogger, I would like to collectively participate in observing a moment of silence for the innocent victims.

“Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.”

W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems

Day 18 post for 'Marathon bloggers'


Jandy said...

A heart-felt post. And such a beautiful title to it. I'm sure Santa somewhere is sitting with these little souls

ßiju said...

I am touched by this post. This event has just got families more closer to each other.

Prats said...

Thank you Jandy. And I really hope that Santa does give them a smile

Prats said...

Thank you. And yes this has helped everyone reach out and connect

Aparna said...

Prats, I just couldn't read them all at one go. Lovely post!

Simran said...

This was such a sweet post. I hope Santa does make ot easy for the kids, the parents in whatever way he can.