Those who were left at Newtown

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013 in Observations, Words

‘… beyond the drama of tragic events lies the deafening, visceral and prolonged experience of grief. An experience that is seemingly untouchable by those who look in from the outside.’

A year ago today I gave a talk at Georgetown University, and premiered a film on the deep visceral and lonely experience of grief. The experience was unusual. It seemed to echo. Later I heard the news of the Newtown Shootings, and realized that many in the audience already knew.  I imagine this film had made it all the more real.

And now I’m left wondering how those who were left at Newtown must be facing the experience of the world.

You can see that film in the Permanent Collection. DON’T LOOK AWAY.

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