Delray Beach- A Tragic Start to the New Year

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Delray Beach- A Tragic Start to the New Year

What I planned to write about went out the door with Friday’s shooting at the Ft Lauderdale Airport.  I can’t even begin to comprehend what happened.
 

Young people, families, children, groups...all heading towards home or planning a special trip. And then, a sick someone inserts his troubled madness into the lives of everyone at the airport.  

 

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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

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Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. Christopher Morley

 

 

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I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. Dalai Lama

 

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What’s broken can be mended. What hurts can be healed. And no matter how dark it gets, the sun is going to rise again.

Unknown

 

 

And on that note, on an early morning walk this week, Larry came across this written in the sand.  

 

 

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A question, and then the answer.  Hope ...

 

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Have a weekend full of hope.

 

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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Kathy - We live in disturbing times and sometimes it gets unbearable. But as your ending points out, there's always hope for better times, and ways for us to help make them happen.

Jan 07, 2017 12:57 PM #16
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 Kathy Streib  Very true, tragic and sad day for everyone. 

Jan 07, 2017 01:23 PM #17
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hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 airRErealty.com I get alerts from CNN and that's how I heard.  

James Dray hard to imagine the people trying to get out as well as all of the other flights that were affected. 

Jan 07, 2017 03:22 PM #18
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Hi Gita Bantwal sadly, our baggage areas don't have the security that departing gate areas do. 

I don't disagree Wayne Martin I try to focus on the positive acts of humanity at times like this but it isn't always easy. 

Jan 07, 2017 03:25 PM #19
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Scott Godzyk that is a question that many will be trying to answer!

Donald Urschalitz I don't know!  And I'm not sure what the answer is. 

Michael Jacobs What gives me hope is listening to the tales of those who helped others, and watching first responders heading into the danger zone.

Jan 07, 2017 03:29 PM #20
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Brian England there are some who need to find some cause or some being to feel they belong.  I'm not sure what to do. 

HI Will Hamm there were many passengers waiting to head to their ship for a cruise as well.  Lots of delays. 

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Kathy we all have a heavy heart for what happened yesterday to all those families and travelers and the entire community. So sad, so very sad.  But there is hope and life will go on - good will prevail.

Jan 07, 2017 03:37 PM #22
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Joe Pryor the flaw in the system was that a person could retrieve his checked luggage then have access to it again when he landed and was still in the terminal.

Sheila Anderson There also needs to be better shared information throughout the law enforcement communities. 

Jan 07, 2017 03:39 PM #23
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Sharon Lee When I was listening to the news this morning at 5 AM, the airport was just beginning to reopen.

Hannah Williams I was concerned that our friend's daughter was headed back to school but thankfully she leaves later. 

Jan 07, 2017 03:41 PM #24
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Joanna Cohlan unfortunately, take away the supply and the demand still wins. 

Kathleen Daniels I've been catching parts of the stories and hearing of the people who'd dropped or left their ID's and other information in the airport terminal.  Some were without their medications, and so many other stories. 

Jan 07, 2017 03:44 PM #25
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Dick Greenberg each one of us has to find a way to focus on hope and to look for those who may need help. 

John Pusa it is hard for any of us to grasp what it must have been like in the baggage area.  And, I hope we don't have to experience that. 

Jan 07, 2017 03:46 PM #26
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Unfortunately ill people often fall through the cracks in health systems. Tragedy can result. We had a Vet kill his family and then himself just days before your incident. 

Jan 07, 2017 03:50 PM #27
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Thankfully Anna Banana Kruchten good will always prevail.  We have to help it with our positive actions and our belief in humanity. 

Jan 07, 2017 03:51 PM #28
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It is a very tragic start to 2017, Kathy.  No question about that.  I heard that some of the folks were standing out on the airport tarmac for as many as 8 hours. Couple that with the trauma many were probably undergoing, it couldn't have been easy!

Jan 07, 2017 04:11 PM #29
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My thoughts and prayers are with the families who suffered losses and injuries at the airport. 

I like your selection of quotes.

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Kathy

It was a traumatic experience for the people at the airport and their families  . .  . . They are all in need of our prays.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

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Hello Kathy,  I just heard of this last night.  I know few details and really don't care except for the families of this tragedy.  How does anyone feel harming innocent people can be justified?  M

Jan 08, 2017 05:53 AM #32
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It's heartbreaking news.....too many of these stories. Such a tragedy.

Jan 08, 2017 07:41 AM #33
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Dear Kathy Streib - When tragedy strikes at home we are all grief stricken. When it impacts the lives of innocent victims, we can't get our brain around it and it's very hard to comprehend. If I could have the power to change the Media so they can do one good thing beginning in 2017 is to put on a Grief Counseling Hotline and do it on a regular basis like they do for the weatherman to help those in need. We ALL need counseling. This new normal is not normal or healthy for any of us. 

As I was driving on streets of ice the other day there were emergency vehicles on call, on the scene, constantly. God bless the Police, Firefighters, Paramedics, Medical Profession, and everyone who has been running on adrenaline for way too long. 

Jan 08, 2017 07:46 AM #34
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I have been following this violence on the news Kathy. A truly sad event.

Jan 08, 2017 12:31 PM #35
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