I can say nothing that has not already been said about the tragedy in a quaint New England town last week. The event has impacted us all. It has changed us. Days that followed grew gray and cold in New Hampshire, matching the somberness in our souls.
Eventually, we knew that continuing with traditions of the season and tightening our family bonds would help sustain us. Gathering together, conversation, music, color, seasonal evergreen decorations, and holiday baking have helped us manage our emotions and deal with the tragedy in our own way. There is a reason for the season and honoring that nourishes us all.