I worked inside the JCC for four years and many of my friends still do. None of us yet know the names of the victims, but our whole community is bracing itself. There were a couple of community events going on at the time and the center was filled with children and teens.
I can't even begin to wrap my head around what happened. I have no eloquent words to share right now. I just wish so much peace and love and comfort to those whose lives were forever changed today.
As news of the tragedy was filling our feeds, a severe thunderstorm rolled through the region, knocking out power and cable. My dear friend Celeste, who worked in the office next to me all those years, posted this picture tonight. It seems the skies are mourning along with us.