Letter from Laoshi

Water Tiger School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Patchogue Long Island New York

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island

NY USA

December 2012

All:

This has been a week for overwhelming sorrow.  It began in an Oregon mall and ended in a Connecticut elementary school.  It’s difficult to find the words to express our feelings when such senseless things unfold.  Of the many thoughts that have been shared in the aftermath of these tragedies, I find myself drawn to these from Mr. Rogers:

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world.

The madmen that brought these actions to fruition are outnumbered.  That is what we must remember.

The sun will still rise.  That is what we must remember.

Finding the Way Through, Laoshi Laurince McElroy.

Finding the Words