“Children of Adam are akin to members of a body; if a member suffers, thus suffers the entire body,” a Persian poet (Sa’di) expressed it best, centuries ago.
It is said, “powerlessness frustrates and absolute powerlessness frustrates absolutely.” It seems like the world we live in reveals to us incessantly, at certain moments or in certain circumstances, just how little we are and how vast the universe is. This world we live in is very complex. The world we live in is a world of many brutal voices. It is a world of heavy blows and delirious trances, but it is the only world we have.
The senseless cruel massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School did not limit its horrors and pain to the victims of the shooting and their families. The entire family of our nation is grieving for the innocent victims of this tragedy. I am heartbroken and am certain, so is everyone else. We need to resolve and do what is needed to prevent such future senseless acts of murder and violence. By so doing, we can best honor the memories of the victims and their families.
In grief, Amil Imani