Be the healing – Be the flower in the gun!
What has become of this country that there can be so much dysfunction, hate, so much mental instability. The latest tragedy in this seeming never ending list of tragedies is now the shooting in Uvalde, Tx. 19 children and 2 adults lost their lives at school! It must be so hard for any parent to send their kids to school in this day and age. School where you should be learning about your studies to further your life and career, they are now taught lock down procedures and have to practice for potential active shooter scenarios.
I’m 55 years old. I have never had to practice for an active shooter scenario. How do you explain and then teach this to children? This is a tragic state of affairs in this country. I am not here to say I want to take away your guns – I get guns are a hot topic for every legal gun owner out there. There are so many responsible gun owners who feel now even more so, that they need their guns, to protect their children and loved ones.
The following is a video and song – Michael Franti & Spearhead – The Flower (feat. Victoria Canal). It’s from Jan 2019 but remains so appropriate. We can each do something in our lives and communities. It takes a neighbourhood to raise a child. Everyone matters. Let’s care for one another and be those example role models for the children, be the lending ear to those who need our support children and adult alike.
The video isn’t about taking away your guns. It is so touching and poignant. Please consider giving it 5 minutes of your life.