There are no words.
But I'll try.
You've all seen the news--the horrific news we all hoped would never happen in Maine--and our hearts are all broken for the families that are dealing with that impossible grief right now, the grief C.S. Lewis called an "amputation".
But Lewis' grief was private and this is very, very public and the next couple of days are going to be very, very hard.
Some of the worst people are going to show up in Lewiston and make it all about them.
We should be talking about the opening night for the Celtics and the 3 games yesterday that were decided by penalty kicks, but instead some dipshit has us doom scrolling Twitter and wondering if we should send our kids to school today.
I'm kind of fumbling through this, but I know a couple of things. I know that a lot of people are about to learn just how resilient and amazing Mainers are.
I know we're being reminded of the value of a local media.
For a long stretch, the Sun Journal's Sports Editor was the most reliable source of updates.
Stick with the local media through this. They've actually been to Lewiston before.
The Edward Little / Mt. Ararat quarterfinal game was suspended with the score 2-2. I don't envy the person who has to figure out when and how to finish that game. That's going to be a tightrope to walk for the schools and the MPA.
Sports does an amazing job of bringing communities together and there won't be a dry eye when they finish that game.
I didn't update any of the scores tonight. I'll do that later today. Oddly enough, there was only a single football game on the schedule today, but I'm guessing that's not happening.
Also, it's 5:30am and they still haven't caught the asshole.
Back when Jon Stewart did The Daily Show, they did a "Moment of Zen", kind of a palette cleanser of the news. Maybe they still do it.
So I thought maybe a "Moment of Joy" might be nice, a reminder of how things can be.
I happened to be at one of the three games decided by penalty kicks, and it was electric.