Recently I've written a couple of posts about my friend and former colleague, Michelle, who was tragically killed in mid-October. There is nothing sweet, beautiful or sexy about a life carelessly taken away by violence of any kind - and it is the kind of loss that can be seemingly impossible to understand or move beyond. It can also leave in its wake wave after wave of tumultuous emotions, among them deep sadness, mind-numbing shock and unspeakable anger.
ANGER...I think that can be the hardest emotion to deal with. When someone you love is taken away intentionally at the hands of another person, I think one of the most natural reactions is anger or rage. Couple that anger with the nearly uncontainable desire to express that anger in awful, hurtful ways, specifically to the person or person responsible for your loss and grief. I know I felt that way -though not when Michelle was killed - but almost twenty years ago when one of my very best friends ever, Ken, was murdered.
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