Saturation point

I think I have reached my saturation point. The news coming out of Colorado, and now the president addressing the nation. There is a point when the brain just says enough, I think I have reached that point. The stories are so heart breaking. It is awful to listen to and even harder to comprehend. I don’t think there is any way to grasp it. My instinct is to shut off the TV, close the laptop and go watch the sunset. Yet somehow I remain riveted by the coverage. What is it that drives us to just keep watching? Keep wondering, and keep looking for answers.

There may not be any answers, not anytime soon. I think all of us that watch and seek these answers will reach a point where we can’t listen to is anymore. It was no different after Columbine, or after 9/11. I think it is okay. We don’t need to absorb all this. We need to take care of ourselves too. I know I have reached the point where I need to change the channel and get some distance from it all. I am thankful that I can do that. Many people and families are not that lucky. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

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