Tears in our Coffee Cup

by Christine Adams Beckett

Mr Rogers used to site his mother’s words to comfort children when tragic events would strike: “Look for the helpers, Fred.  You will always find people who are helping…”  One small but enormous example given by a friend: sensitive policemen gayly told students evacuating Sandy Hook Elementary School yesterday to close their eyes until they were told to reopen them, like a game.

The Goodness in the world always outweighs the bad.  The mortal amongst us, however, are still nursing broken hearts this morning.

With love and hope and wishes for recovery to our friends in Newtown, especially to Pete, Annie, Jenny and Charlie, and Peter (always Brian to me!), Michelle, Francesca and Sam.