When something horrible happens in a community, people always say, “This hits a little too close to home.”
What does that mean, exactly, that all of the world’s horrors are meant to be visited upon other people?
We’re all linked, and we’re all humans, for better or worse.
So we’re all in this together. No one – not even children anymore – is given a free pass.
Maybe when we realize the stark inevitability that, yes, bad shit does happen even in your neighborhood
, we’ll start wanting to get along with our neighbors.