Sue Klebold's new TED Talk
Sue Klebold just posted a TED talk.* I haven't watched it yet. Bracing. (Update on that below.)
I posted on FB, and already getting great responses from readers. Sue is pretty impressive, so I have little doubt that it's brace and candid and touching.
Here's a quote from it: "The stubborn belief that we are somehow different, that someone we love would never think of hurting themselves or someone else, can cause us to miss what's hidden in plain sight."
I just watched. Really brave. Really powerful. And less painful (for me) than I expected. It was actually a relief because the emotional distance she has gone just in the past year--since she did the first round of interviews--is so palpable. (Who knows if she feels that way every day, but she comes across so much more at peace with it now, which put me at more peace.)
It's always there, always will be, always horrible, but it feels now that she's far enough to examine it closely and thoughtfully, and . . . this feels like an odd word, but elegantly.
* If you're unaware, Sue Klebold is the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two Columbine shooters.