The Simple Life in our community was shattered a bit as a local school a half mile from our home was locked down due to a gunman seen in the area. Search planes flew overhead for a good hour this morning and then suddenly stopped. I have not heard whether the gunman was captured but it appears the search has been discontinued.
It is a reminder that we cannot isolate ourselves from the crazies of this world no matter how hard we try. The Northeast Neighborhood of Olympia, where we live, is one of the safest neighborhoods in the city. Older homes dot this area, with friendly neighbors. There is a sense of community here and yes, a feeling of safety. However, we are never totally safe and today was a reminder of that fact.
Life continues, and we will go back to our Simple way of living, but there will always be, in the back of our mind, the thought that there but for the grace of God go I. Today nobody was hurt. We will deal with tomorrow as we always do. We will love our families and watch out for our friends, and life will go on.