To the families in Newtown, CT, you have my deepest, sincerest love and empathy. As a father and an educator, I cannot fathom your loss. As a human being, I cannot understand how anyone could hurt a child. Now is not the time for debate or pontificating. Now is the time for soft words and healing. I know my words cannot dull your grief, but please know, you are in our hearts and minds.
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief… and unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving