12.14.12 "There are no words to express this horror."

"There are no words that can express this horror."

When I heard the news of the school shooting today my heart felt an all too familiar sense of sadness and hopelessness, for this story as tragic and unbelievable as it is, has happened before, and I fear, will happen again. I looked up the video that our good friend Katie Cummings made inspired by our (Mutual Kumquat) song, "Blacksburg," in reflection to the tragic shooting several years ago in Virginia. It had been a long time since I watched this, and I watched it today with new eyes, tears flowing.

"Count the dead
shout their names
they will not be forgotten
these deaths will not be in vain
we all feel pain
we all have dreams
separation an illusion
we're in this together
you and me..."