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The Aurora Shooting: Be Not Afraid

The Aurora, Colorado, shootings on July 20, 2012, hit a lot of people hard—including me. This weekend, as the pictures of people who lost their lives slowly emerged, it became even more real for me. Faces (more so than names) always prompt me to try and imagine who the people behind the photos actually were before their lives horrifically ended. Several of my friends and acquaintances expressed similar sentiments upon processing the tragic news: “I want to move to a rural area”; “You just can’t leave the house anymore”; I’m scared to bring kids into …

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