I was asleep or just drifting off to sleep when I got an alert on my phone, which I'd forgotten to mute. Just like with the Orlando shooting last year, I kept turning on the news, try to sleep again, turn on the news again to find out things got worse. I didn't think anything would top Orlando. I couldn't imagine any attack by one person could be worse. But I thought the same thing after Columbine, after Virginia Tech, after Sandy Hook. And now the usual platitudes of "thoughts and prayers" and "it's not the time to discuss gun control" conversations are happening. Don't get me started on Trump's "Warmest condolences" Tweet this morning. This needs to stop.
ETA: Oh, and Tom Petty died today at 66, from a heart attack. Another great musician gone.