It has been a horrible and shocking day, even though I'm 3,000 miles away from the tragedy. A couple of quotes I've been thinking about: I heard Elie Wiesel in an interview say, "It's the value of the witness that determines the character and fate of justice in the land." And this poem by Thich Nhat Hanh:

Flarebombs bloom on the dark sky.
A child claps his hands and laughs.
I hear the sound of guns,
and the laughter dies.

But the witness

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