Sandy Hook Elementary School

Twenty dead children have to matter

By Marsha Sutton

Yet again.

Was there anyone who did not walk around in a daze last Friday, thinking about the children in their lives and how to protect them forever from random acts of incomprehensible violence?

The anguish of the parents of those 20 innocent 6- and 7-year-old children gunned down in Connecticut is unimaginable.

And yet we imagine … and what we come up with is emptiness, anger, despair, hopelessness, loneliness and fear. And still all that is not enough, not nearly enough, to fully understand the pain.

Trying to maintain equilibrium while finishing errands Friday,...