At first, there are no words, only feelings.
Horrified. Grief. Hatred. Sadness. Anger. Fear. Emptiness. Heartbroken. Loss. Pain. Darkness. Overwhelmed. Hopeless. Helpless.
Breathe. Breathe it all in and then exhale all the tension and negativity.
And then the words will come.
Hope. Forgive. Empathy. Acceptance. Solace. Community. Unity. And most of all….love.
LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE.
And for God’s sake: LOVE ALL.