The Quotidian, January 13, 2011 ~ Through the Eyes of a Child

Christina “saw all of this through the eyes of a child, undimmed by the cynicism or vitriol that we adults all too often just take for granted. I want to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as Christina imagined it. I want America to be as good as she imagined it.” ~ President Barack Obama in his eulogy for Christina Taylor Green

Christina Taylor Green was only nine years old when she was murdered in the Tucson shooting. She was born on September 11, 2001. She was featured in Faces of Hope, a book by Cristina Naman presenting photos of infants born in each state on 9/11. Christina had just been elected to the student council of Mesa Verde Elementary School in Tucson. According to CBS News, she “already had told her parents she wanted to attend Penn State and have a career that involved helping those less fortunate than her.” [Source: CBS]

Above biographical information is in my recent blogpost “Can We Talk?” Read the rest of it here:

Blessings to the memory of Christina Taylor Green and peace to her family and friends.

Blessings to the memory of the five other people murdered in the Tucson shootings, and peace to their families and friends. Healing and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, January 13, 2011 ~ Through the Eyes of a Child

  1. It was a beautiful speech. Thanks for posting.

    Write on!

  2. Hi Carolyn, thank you for your comments!

    I agree. You are most welcome.

    Blessings to you and yours, Andy

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