I have decided to just go on. Remarkably my students revel
in the lessons, and seem to want to go back to learning.
They need normalacy. (I teach high school). Perhaps it is
because they have opportunities in their other classes to
discuss the events, or perhaps it is because we have
counselors at our school with open doors and open arms. My
students know that I don't go to movies, or watch tv because
it is too violent..so many emailed me privately to see how I
was doing, as they see my calm, stoic exterior. They know I
am at odds with the knowledge that retaliation means more
innocents will be killed. They know, that I know, that we
are in the "kill or be killed" mode, and as a daughter of
military careerist, my brain tells me we must do what we
must. My soul cries out.