|Clockwise from the upper left: Argyranthemum 'Mega White', Erysimum linifolium 'Variegatum', Freesia, and Nemesia 'Sunshine'|
A lot of people have spoken up in response to this latest shooting. Most of the politicians have made their classic canned, meaningless responses to the tragedy. However, many of those closest to the events of February 14th, including not only parents of the children caught in the line of fire but also the local sheriff, have demanded action on gun control. But no one has spoken as clearly, honestly, and forcefully as the teenage students of that high school. Students just one to three years away from becoming voters are speaking up. I've been impressed by how articulate they are; how well they've stripped the issues down to their core elements; how brave they've been in calling out the powerful people who've historically bowed to the power of the gun lobby in this country. Perhaps the best of these statements is that by Emma Gonzales, which you can find here. Listening to her speak, her grief, her anger, and her focus is as clear, honest and simple as can be. I have hope.
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to find other vases. Those of you interested in the March For Our Lives scheduled for March 24th can find more information here.
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