First off, I want to say, I feel dreadfully saddened and sickened by what happened in Colorado. I truly mourn for the lives lost, and lives destroyed by one sick man's plight. I, in no way, condone what he did and I believe he deserves to spend the rest of his life with his guilt weighing down on him.
But part of me feels sorry for him. Something happened to him... I don't know if it was something he brought on himself or if something in his mind manifested itself, turning him into a monster, but whatever it was, he was willing to throw his life away. He didn't care about what happened to himself or anyone else and I can't help but feel sorry for him and wonder why? And I feel terrible for his family too... Because they lost a son in a certain way, and they can't protect him.
Please don't take this as me saying he should get slack or anything... What he did was horrific and now there's no going back. I cannot fathom the pain all of those victims are going through, and I send all of my prayers their way.
But there is something to be learned. Life is fragile and unexpected. Love those around you because it could be your last moment with them.
~Everything I've promised everyone I'd be, well I just Ain't~