I was struggling to put those feelings to words when the following quote was posted on Facebook:
I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives,
but I will not rejoice in the loss of one,
not even an enemy.
Returning hate multiplies hate,
adding deeper darkness to a night already
devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
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Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King.