There is a palpable sadness everywhere...hanging thick in the air. Xmas is right around the corner...but I see so much sadness and grief in everyone's eyes. The Sandy Hook massacre has affected us all. I see moms holding their children tighter, more hugs ...tears just below the surface. As more and more details emerge about the heroism of the teachers and the simple joys of childhood that were shattered ...the nation is reflecting. I received this beautiful Xmas card from my sweet friend Jane today..."light from the sky", it reads. And it's just what I needed. It's so difficult to move into the season with joy when I know that so many families are grieving. When I know that this could very easily have happened anywhere in the country.