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The Cold Filtered Ramblings of Gene Mueller

So easy to forget that it's so hard to recover

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"Active shooter".

It's a sanitized phrase sometimes used to describe mass shooting situations that seem all too common here in the United States.   We had one earlier this month in Oak Creek.   There was another one Monday at Texas A & M.

And then, of course, there's Aurora, Colorado where a gunman opened fire on unsuspecting movie-goers at a "Dark Knight Rises" premier.   That story, horrible as it was when it first broke that Friday morning a few weeks ago, faded from memory as the news cycle grinds on and other stories--including our very own local horror--took over the headlines.

As is the case at Oak Creek's Sikh temple, there are still people in Aurora dealing with the after-effects of the gunfire--the wounds, the costs, the inconvenience and, in some cases, the realization that short-term disabilities are going to become permanent.

It's so easy to forget that it's so hard to recover.  

The Washington Post details what some of the Aurora survivors are dealing with weeks after the gunshots that shattered lives.  

Keep a good thought for those folks in Colorado, and don't forget those who are still coping with what happened the Sunday before last in Oak Creek--the survivors, the wounded, the witnesses and the rest of the Sikh community.   The voracious news cycle moves on but sadly, the aftershocks of calamity continue, even if they aren't making headlines.


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