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To the citizens of Newtown,

      I don't think I can properly describe the grief and sadness I feel for your town. My heart literally shattered into a broken pieces the day I first heard the news of what happened out there. It's something I really don't understand. It all seems so surreal; like something you'd see on TV or in a movie. I can't fathom how someone would want to cause harm to innocent children like that. I don't really know what else I can say that would make anyone of you feel any better. Just know that I'm very, very sorry this happened to your town and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I will never forget the lives that were taken so senselessly. You all have a long road of recovery and rebuilding ahead of you but keep in mind that you are not alone...the world is here with you. Keep your heads up and keep smiling because that is what I'm sure those twenty-six people would've wanted you to do. Do that and they all would not have not died in vain. 

Much love to you all

"Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through
for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you’ll just
Charlie Chaplin

by Nkemji Oguekwe in Cambridge