Topic: "Aurora Borealis" (8)
Since the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, more than one million fatalities in America list "gunfire" as the cause of death. There is no distinction in these numbers for "self-inflicted," or for any other specific causal relationship. There is no definition between "accidental" or "intentional." There is merely a fact, and numbers still do not lie.
Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, Columbine, are no longer places, they are events. So too, now, is Aurora. How brutally sad that a crowning ring of light from Heaven will always present an indescribable glory only after it is first identified as a place of cruelty and pain.
Frodo will watch no more. The Ring is too strong.