Sunday, June 12, 2016

ORLANDO

It's raining at the farm, which today, somehow seems appropriate...



"...this is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American - regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation - is an attack on all of us and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us a nation."

               - President Barack Obama, 6/12/2016



31 comments:

John Gray said...

Gay pride will be prouder next year

becky said...

Amen. Senseless.

FionaG said...

I feel numb. I don't understand how someone in a non-war situation can commit such an atrocious act. When will it stop?

Colleen said...

Thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all victims that where killed or injured

The Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a notice out that all flags must be lowered to half-staff until June 16 "in memory of the victims in the attack."

Inga Ármanns said...

This is more than terrorism. This is an ugly crime of hate that leave all the world bleeding from the hearts.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

My heart aches, my soul is weary and my emotions are tattered. My thoughts and prayers for healing and recovery to all Orlando victims. And I truly dislike that word--victim. Our country, like much of the rest of the world is being torn asunder. I ask the question as so many others, WHY? Why is there so much hate, anger and violence? Let us hope we can find a peaceful resolution to overcome these obstacles and be united as humans.

AmyT said...

I've cried today for people I don't even know. It's so senseless, so much hate, I just don't understand. Amy

peg said...

<3

Practical Parsimony said...

I was numb when I heard the news. I have never seen that ribbon. Thanks.

Elephant's Child said...

My head and heart ache, for and with the victims and their families.

Anne in the kitchen said...

Amen

Optimistic Existentialist said...

A true tragedy...I am numb today...

Texas Rose said...

So heartbreaking and senseless.

Sandy said...

1st Man,

This was terrible. I hate to say it, unless we get control of the real problem were going to see more of this.
Prayers to those who lost their lives, and prayers to their families.

Tewshooz said...

Fiona, Islam is at war with us. This guy pledged his loyalty to ISIS before he started shooting. This is not a non-war situation.....it is the shot across the bow. It will not stop....it will only get worse. It was Islamic Terrorism, period.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

it's so hard to understand how this could happen. people out just having a fun evening and then this. so so sad.

1st Man said...

And stronger. Thank you!

1st Man said...

So many words to describe it. Senseless is a good one to use. Thanks

1st Man said...

I understand Fiona, so sad and unexplainable. And Tewshooz, I think she might have meant like some event in a large war like you might see on the battlefield but as you said, war is changing. And of course now we don't even know if he even had that as a motive. Just so sad. Thank you both for your comments and thoughts!

1st Man said...

Thank you. Our office building lowered its flags. I saw them up at a car dealership and called and told them. They apologized and lowered them today.

1st Man said...

Thank you so much for these words.

1st Man said...

You are such a kind soul. Thank you for this.

1st Man said...

Thank you. Kindness and love.

1st Man said...

Thanks.

1st Man said...

Thank YOU. Peace!

1st Man said...

Definitely yes to that. It's so hard to watch but I feel I need to hear their stories.

1st Man said...

Ditto.

1st Man said...

Same here.

1st Man said...

No truer words.

1st Man said...

This is so true. Thank you!

1st Man said...

A place they went to to feel safe in being themselves. Just a horrible event.