I have thought for hours about how I could sum up today---this day that has been so plastered across newspapers and television screens, radio waves and web pages. And d'you know what? I found it---I found it perfectly summed up in another person's words.
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy." - Martin Luther King, Jr
Updated: a friend just sent me this link about the quote I used---and I am a little bit embarrassed for getting it so wrong. But d'you know what? The words are just as apt---just as important---just as perfect for this day.
But here, in his words (for real this time), is another perfect sentiment:
"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."