Love Sweet Love
Of course, one can't spend much time in Newtown without remembering the tragedy of a year ago December. I'd had Newtown on my mind recently as I cut through the renamed Victoria Soto Way the day before and noticed the new street sign had been installed. Victoria, had been a resident of my town and was one of the teachers who lost her life trying to protect her students. Two of the performers Saturday night were Francine and David Wheeler who lost their son Benjamin on that terrible day in December. Francine, standing strong and serene, gave the gift of a tender rendition of "Love, Sweet Love". I felt the theater wrap their emotional arms around her and her around them. Newtown is trying to heal. They're not just waiting for the pain to go away. Let's love each other a little more. That's what the world needs more of.