I'm blogging very impulsively right now. This is not how I usually blog, but I'm being reminded that life is short and we never know how events that unfold could touch us.
I'm watching the Chris Dorner, ex L.A. policeman, hunt on TV right now. It is unfolding in Angeles Oaks 45 minutes from my home, up hwy. 38 in our local mountains.
The first incident in Point Loma where he tried unsuccessfully to steal a boat, was a mile from the school where my oldest son teaches. All the schools in the area were on high alert that day because of the ties of the students and families to the military.
The second incident in Riverside where two policemen were shot, one wounded and one killed, occurred 1/4 mile from my middle son's home at a major intersection we traverse in and out of his neighborhood.
Now the Angeles Oaks situation is unfolding. Our local roads at the top of town are shut down at Highway 38.
The main point I am making, Spark Friends, is that life is very precious. One should not live in fear, anger, remorse, or regret. I am going to use this tragedy, the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy, and other events in my own life to continue to live with as much honesty, integrity, kindness, openness, care, thoughtfulness, patience, and love as possible. I am going to continue to live in deep faith that all things happen for a reason and a purpose.
I have been very contemplative, anyway, today. It is a good day for me to turn to prayer. It is a good day/week to express love to those close to me. It is a good day to have gratitude for all my blessings.
Sending you all love today.
This is a sunset I caught last week out my kitchen window.
Let's all cherish the sunrises and sunsets this week.