No words to express how I feel

I am still stunned by the news from Connecticut. My thoughts are with the friends and families of the victims. I don’t even know what words would be able to express how horrible this event is. People should never be targeted like this, especially children. Below are some photos of children I’ve seen all over the world. All of us should work to ensure that they have bright futures. No child should ever live in fear.

London, England

London, England

Paris, France

Paris, France

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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55 Responses to No words to express how I feel

  1. My kids are older now, but I still couldn’t stop hugging them all weekend! It just breaks my heart, and when I turned on CNN last night and they started showing photos of those beautiful little children, I started to cry :(. I’m still finding it all hard to process.

  2. Your pictures show the universal beauty of humanity. Children connect and humble us.

  3. LensTHERAPY says:

    Its Horrendous. This is also the community I live in and a friend was affected. Yesterday there was a bomb threat at a local church…some guy called in saying he is going to kill people. There is no end to human evil sometimes.

  4. bebs1 says:

    This gets to be a tougher world to live in each day. The more we become materialistic, the less time we have for the children and they are all vying for our love and attention. I think we should stop and think that a bigger house, more cars, more of everything material cannot compensate for our presence in our children’s lives.

  5. fgassette says:

    Still stunned as well!


  6. Carl V. says:

    Yes indeed, there have been some really awful things happen of late but kids of this age dying in such a manner is more horrific than can, or should be, imagined. It is of no comfort that the young man who did this was certainly crazed beyond understanding as no amount of sanity would allow even the most bitter, angry person to kill that many children at point blank range. And how awful for these families that this season in particular will rip the bandage off their wounds every year. I barely know where to start to pray for them but I do, and will.

    • TBM says:

      I’ll add my prayers as well. It’s one of those events that we’ll never understand or want to comprehend. Those poor children and adults. Can’t imagine what they felt during those final moments.

  7. Beth Ann says:

    What a sad time . Anyone, parent or non parent, can not help but feel devastated by the recent event. Just makes me weep watching the news so I need to just turn it off. Love your pictures—any picture of a child is precious to me!

  8. aFrankAngle says:

    Well done. The news stories are still tough to take, so its classical music for me this morning.

  9. IsobelandCat says:

    It is too awful to take in at one go. I read some startling statistics about deaths from handguns. Last year handguns killed:

    48 in Japan,
    8 in UK,
    34 in Switzerland,
    52 in Canada,
    58 in Israel,
    21 in Sweden, and
    10,728 in USA.

  10. Dounia says:

    Such beautiful photos. I’m still processing what happened..I’ve been wanting to write about it, but I’m not quite sure how. This post was a beautiful way to approach this – thanks for sharing those photos.

  11. Sometimes we live in a sad, sad world.

  12. Reviewing the absurd gun laws would be a good start. I would never visit the USA again until things change and I can feel safe!

  13. Jacqui says:

    So so so so terrible. I send out my prayers to all of the families and friends of those who didn’t survive the shooting. I respect their privacy, but all I want to know is why would someone target a school like that? It’s sick. It’s been in the back of my mind for the last few days. Hopefully things will change….

    • TBM says:

      I keep thinking about it as well. We shouldn’t forget what happened and yes, I hope things will change. These acts have to stop. School should never be a place where kids fear for their lives.

  14. I don’t often cry while watching the news, but I couldn’t help it this week. Beyond horrible. The shooter had to have colossal problems to do something like this.

  15. The Hook says:

    You’ve said enough.
    Thank you.

  16. Novroz says:

    Lovely post and 100% true!!
    That was a very scary incident.

  17. petit4chocolatier says:

    Beautiful post.

  18. Colline says:

    This incident will affect the children for a long time to come. But time does heal – as I have experienced with my own child. If we allow the children to express their fears and not hide them inside of themselves, it will help towards the healing process.

    • TBM says:

      I hope all of the victims are receiving help so they can deal with their experiences and hopefully like you said, be able to heal. It will take time and i wish them well.

  19. I feel like you summed it up beautifully with your pictures.

  20. Deborah - d.mooncrab says:

    Well said. Beautiful post!!

  21. vuitrenbanphim says:

    so cute.

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