It is perhaps appropriate that 4 of these lilies are folded from pages of the UCC Global Ministries calendar, a resource designed in part to remind us of all the places and people on earth that need our prayer. Each of these lilies is a prayer: 7 of them, one for each of the 6 who died in the shooting spree that shook my beloved Tucson yesterday and one for the rest of us, that we may all find hope, cleansing, and renewal in the wake of this tragedy.
Pattern is "Lily" from "Origami for the First Time" by Soonboke Smith.
Phyllis Schneck, 79
Dorwan Stoddard, 76
Dorothy Morris, 76
John Roll, 63
Gabe Zimmerman, 30
Christina-Taylor Green, 9
Nine-years-old, for goodness sake! Just a baby wanting to see how government works. Which makes this story all the more disturbing. As if those "people" weren't disturbing enough.