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    ... that children this young don't really understand what death is. Later in life they'll know better what happened.  Those cops that carried the survivors out, telling them to close their eyes, were right.

    These children, all children really, deserve to have life go on. That's something I'm reminded of here. Even while we cry, they're full of irrepressible childhood energy and deserve to live every minute, seize every opportunity.  As dear departed Kossack exmearden said: Grab all the joy you can.

    The great activist Mother Jones comes to mind, too.  She lived to be 100; twice had her entire family die around her.  (IIRC, it was typhoid once, the Great Chicago Fire the other time.) She said:  Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.

    These children, 26 of whom will appear at the SuperBowl this weekend, are such a force. Standing up to those who would peddle fear and paranoia, demanding love and light in the face of that. Very powerful.

    "Taxes are for the little people" - Leona Helmsley (before being sent to jail for tax evasion)

    by Land of Enchantment on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 09:32:49 AM PST

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