i saw this on maura's blog yesterday.
I refuse to give in to that feeling of despair. There is light in this situation. I urge everyone: read up about those who were hurt or killed in this shooting. You will be comforted by just how much anonymous goodness there really is in the world. You read about these people, and you realize that people that you don’t even know, that you have never met, are leading lives of real dignity and goodness; and you hear about crazy, but it’s rarer than you think. And I think you’ll find yourself even more impressed with Congresswoman Giffords and amazed at how much living the deceased packed into lives that were cut way too short.
-jon stewart in reaction to the arizona shootings.