Daily News, 10.2.17
For the 85th time since the day my life changed forever, I woke up Monday to news of a mass shooting.
The enormity of the numbers around the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas – more than 50 people shot and killed, and more than 500 people hospitalized with injuries, the largest and deadliest mass shooting in modern American history – make this shooting stand out.
But the wall-to-wall news coverage, the “thoughts and prayers” offered up by elected officials, and the graphic, tear-filled descriptions of the shooting and aftermath by survivors were all eerily reminiscent of the days following the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
I remember those days so clearly because I was one of three staff members working in the school library that day.