Breathe. Knit.
Friday July 20th 2012, 8:38 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Life

I did not get to see Holly.

I did not make it to Purlescence nor did I get to see the Cascade folks. I’ll send them the photo of Parker’s sweater from the gift of their yarn from the last time.

I did get to drive Gail to one of the two things she’d wanted to do.

And then I waited for a friend who was supposed to stop by briefly.

And she didn’t and she didn’t and she didn’t answer her messages either, but I figured it was just missed signals.

She’s my age. Her brother had died today. No not in Colorado.

And then I managed to get a hold of my own brother. Yes in Colorado. Who did not, as it happens, take his children to the premier at that theater that he goes past, he told me, “all the time. ALL. THE. TIME.”

After that it felt like a good day to sit tight and be glad for my family members right here right now for every moment I have with them.

(Ed. to add Saturday morning: after I posted this last night, I saw an article wherein a young woman recounted that she’d come face to face with the gunman and was suddenly struck by the utterly ridiculous thought of, I can’t die wearing a Twilight t-shirt! And the guy had moved on.

It was funny, it was absurd, it was comic relief, and it was life.

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My girls have been telling me to breathe, knit, lately. Prayers for comfort for all in Colorado.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.21.12 @ 6:39 am

we’re stunned — my brother in law lives right down the street, and he too had decided “not tonight”

Comment by Bev 07.21.12 @ 7:32 am

Whew! I don’t know what else to say. Shocked by the killings; grateful for those who were no where near the carnage.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.21.12 @ 9:31 am

Yes, I don’t have the capacity to process this one rationally. I did note the comment of one of the doctors who works on the same campus where the shooter studied at one time – that he may have walked past that person a week before, not knowing that he would soon break with reality.

We never know. It is one more reason to strive to treat each other with kindness. One small act might be all it takes to hold someone in reality. No way of proving this, but I can’t help but believe that it must help.

Comment by twinsetellen 07.21.12 @ 12:50 pm

I cannot help wishing that we had stricter gun control laws.

Comment by RobinM 07.21.12 @ 2:35 pm

Exhale. I’m SO.GLAD. your brother and his children didn’t go to that movie, that night. No coincidences, but goodness… such a tragedy.

Comment by Channon 07.21.12 @ 5:39 pm

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