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October 4th, 2006 at 9:47 am

Grief

in: General

I’m having a hard time with Emily Keyes death. She was one of my best friends’ neice. I remember when she was born. I didn’t really know her, but I have to work hard to push away thoughts about how alone and frightened she must have felt when she died. I start to cry for her, for my friend, for Emily’s family and friends, and I am angry.

Children should be cherished and protected.

Psychiatric services should be accessible and affordable, and it should be perfectly acceptable to seek them out.

Alas, we do not live a perfect world. The tough individualist culture (i.e. pull yourself up by your bootstraps) of the USA makes it unlikely that it will become acceptable anytime soon. Plus, we, the voting citizens of the USA, seem to be a bunch of selfish bastards who don’t want to pay for services for other people.

Makes me angry.

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    I am sad for all murder victims and all abuse victims, now and before us. It hits more families than we can even believe. I lost my own Mother in a horrible crime around the same time that Bill Cosby lost his son. That’s when it hit that so many go through this senselessness. Even counseling won’t heal me, the pain felt is forever and only forgiveness can release it. The Amish community have got it right in my opinion.

    Mary Beth on October 5th, 2006
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