I am a neighbor of Santa Barbara Junior High School and enjoy their announcements on the loudspeaker every day. Yesterday their principal gave the most lovely and moving speech about Sandy Hill Elementary, quoting Mother Teresa and observing a moment of silence. I was brought to tears by his eloquence and compassion, his honoring of those lost and his respect for his students.

Today, he announced that the students had come up with their own way of honoring those lost at Sandy Hook. They will be wearing Sandy Hook’s school colors of blue and white this Thursday.

These acts of respect, thoughtfulness, and humanity seemed noteworthy to me. Namaste.


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