I am really a straightforward writer. I generally write clearly and concisely. However, I have great admiration for those who can write eloquently and are able to say important things well.
Many people are mired in the tragedy in Aurora, CO. Make no mistake, it is a terrible tragedy. On the other side is the daily miracle of life that goes on, no matter what horrible things are happening around us. I would encourage you to read the linked blog post from local writer Ysabel de la Rosa who writes eloquently about her thoughts in the context of her interaction with a baby grackle and the folks at Wild Bird Rescue.
Even the most common things can teach us important truths.