Yesterday I ran some errands. The last one was to return some library books at the library just a short walk from our house. When a new high school was needed a few years ago it was built to include this lovely big library and also various community rooms. It's a great place.
A few hours after I was there a deranged man with a knife barged into the high school part and stabbed two young girls ( aged only 13 and 14). Staff were able to subdue him and hold him until police arrived. Tragically the 13 year old has now died.
Our community is changing. Almost weekly we hear of another drive-by shooting or some other gang-related horror. People high on drugs terrorize citizens. Just last week one of those unfortunates crashed through some people's front window and ran bleeding to cower in their bathroom where he stayed until police came to pick him up.
This post should have come with a warning DO NOT READ THIS UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE DEPRESSED.
A saddened Granny Marigold