This past week:
I looked into the eyes of sadness when I saw Somer Thompson’s mother plea for the return of her second grade daughter early yesterday morning and then later that same evening thank those who searched for that same daughter. The twin girl had been abducted, killed, and left in a landfill–while she was on her way home from school.
I looked into the eyes of madness when I saw Richard Heene plea for the return of his son who I (and many others) thought was on a sure flight to his ultimate demise. A son, whom he had co-opted along with his other two sons (you too, Mayumi) into perpetrating this canard.
In both instances, innocence and childhood have been lost.