Tears for NZ

Day 15 #iWriteDaily

Hobbiton in New Zealand.

New Zealand was named the second most peaceful country in the world in 2017.

I just read that one of the 48 people injured in the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, has died from his injuries. That would bring the death count to 50 so far. The media is still saying 49, so I don’t know.

But I know that one is too many.

Fifty innocent people at prayer, killed by a madman who allegedly wrote that he saw Donald Trump as a “symbol of renewed white identity.”

Words matter. We are served up reminders every day, and this one leaves a hole in my heart.

Yet I don’t have words that will make anything about this better. Or make sense of this tragedy, or make sense of the direction this country is heading. Or the world for that matter.

No words, but tears for the victims and their families.

Tears for the people of New Zealand.

Tears for us all in the face of this terrible disease of hatred and violence.

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