As most of you are probably aware, around 9:30pm or so on Tuesday night, things sort of exploded on Twitter...and what I'm not going to do is lecture everyone on how to respond to such blatant insensitivity... the emotions everyone expressed last night are what they are... they were real and we can never control how we feel, and maybe that is one of the reasons we all reacted with such intensity.
Sometimes we don't want to admit how deeply something still hurts and we want to feel in control of something-anything... and then out of the blue we are confronted with the reality that we are just as helpless as we were back in August, and we need to face the fact that a person whom we had never heard of can tear us apart with a few words on Twitter.
As a teacher, I'm always trying find a lesson to learn in the things life throws at us... always trying to find some good, even in the most ugly of situations... and at times its difficult to do so. Tuesday night on Twitter I saw hundreds of angry tweets.... some with profanity, some with threats, some with sadness... but what I also saw was a community once again coming together to support and defend its own.
And on that note, please... think before you act... you are angry and hurt... don't do, say, or tweet anything that you can't take back.