For more than 365 days, I struggled with the gripping reality that a block away from my high school, now Alma mater, 49 innocent lives were mercilessly taken.
The sad thing about living so close to tragedy is the instinctual human impulse to numb the pain. To move on and try to forget. Remembering hurts too much.
In these tough and trying times, we, the people of Orlando, defied human nature.
No, we did not wallow in our sorrows.
No, we did not forget our pain. [Read more…]