Yesterday, 16 December 2014, in a school in Peshewar, Pakistan, an event happened that was so evil as to be almost unspeakable.
That grown adults could even countenance the idea of entering a place where children go to learn, with the sole intent of butchering them, is something that surely cannot be reconciled in the minds of most human beings.
Sadly, as we know from bitter experience, the worlds outrage and pain will last for a few days until the next major story hits the headlines, and the area will be abandoned by the vultures that pedal what they purport to be news, leaving them bereft and in many cases unable to cope.
There will be all manner of tough talking from politicians, no end of “this must never happen again,” but it will.
I have no words, in any language, that could adequately express my pain, anger and wretched disgust at such an act, but I think this picture says everything that needs to be said, both now and in the future.