Inside the Mind of Isadora

Heavy Hearts in Florida


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They were people like you and me.

Students left the safety of their homes to attend school for a better future. The teachers were there to help guide them to that purpose.

It never crossed their minds that on that particular day their lives would change forever.

When we leave our homes, how many of us think that we’ll never return?

I think, none of us.

Our lives have been changed by a horrific tragedy that happened in Parkland, Florida.

Seventeen people lost their lives and another fifteen were injured, some struggling in hospitals to survive.

It must have been overwhelming for families to wait; transfixed on hearing news of whether or not their family member, child or spouse was okay.

It’s a scenario that’s happening too often.

The losses of innocent people has burdened us with heavy hearts.

I hear these news reports and it paralyzes me. I can’t believe the hate.

The angry feelings that can well-up inside someone to bring them to that level of the destruction of lives.

These are criminals with lack of empathy for others.  Monsters who have little regard for human life.

When will this end?

How will it be stopped?

To all who are suffering from this tragedy of lives lost in Parkland, Florida:

May your troubled hearts find peace and comfort in the knowledge that you are not alone.

May God’s presence ease your trembling spirit and give you rest.

He is there to cast sunlight into all of your darkened shadows,

to send encouragement through the love of friends and family,

and to replace your weariness with new hope.

Blessings to All …
2018©Isadora De La Vega


John Lennon – Imagine



Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

23 thoughts on “Heavy Hearts in Florida

  1. It’s so very sad. Unless and until the real problem — mental health — is addressed, it won’t get better. Prayers for all those involved.

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  2. Our elected leaders are on a vicious cycle of doing nothing regarding events that continue to happen. Fitting song selection! Peace to all affected.

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    • You are sooo right, aFrank. There’s a lot of talking – BLAH – BLAH – BLAH – and nothing being accomplished.
      The students have been protesting. Perhaps, their voices will help to change something. I can’t imagine sending my child
      to school and not have them return. My hearts aches for those mothers. It’s so very sad.
      I think John Lennon had the right idea … BUT … look at how many years have past since that song; yet, anger, hate and
      lack of peace still abounds. Well one could go on forever … couldn’t one? I usually don’t write about politics because I want
      a peaceful blog but the incident has raised my hair a bit. Thanks for stopping by … let’s hope and pray for peace. ☮️
      Isadora 😎

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  3. They MUST deal with the gun problem.

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  4. Issy, this is a beautiful and heartfelt post in the midst of the devastating tragedy. It is beyond horrible.

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  5. It’s definitely a devastating tragedy! I teach social skill drug education, and bullying prevention in k-8th grade schools here in an FL. I try to teach kids that you never know what may be going on with an other student in their personal lives and that’s important to treat each other the way that they want to be treated. I want them to understand the importance kindness and respect for each other and themselves. Unfortunately, our society is seeing more and more of these tragedies.

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    • Unfortunately, kids and adults can be quite mean. Social media seems to create a feeling of isolation, add to that, meanness and ypu have a pot full of hate. I think if a person has anger or resentment towards others, they need individual counseling.
      The stigma of therapy keeps people and teens away from the doctors who could either get to the root of the issue or prescribe medications.
      Let’s hope these things change in the near future. Thank you for commenting, Jennie. It’s a pleasure to see you here.
      Isadora 😎


  6. Too much on this subject to even begin to delve into in a response to your post, Issy. Suffice it to say it breaks my heart.


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  7. I don’t know if I can get through listening to Imagine. But I hear your heart. Thanks.

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