“We piled on each other and kept each other safe.”

Like many of you, I heard these words two hours ago as Brandon Axelrod described his experience Thursday night in the movie theatre in Aurora.

Axelrod , his wife Denise and their close friend Josh Nowlan were in the theater when gun fire erupted. Brandon, Denise and Josh huddled between the seats while the gunman was firing. Josh took a bullet in his arm and one in his leg in the process of shielding Denise.

While we try to grapple with this tragedy, while we mourn, and while we try to heal, perhaps we should etch Brandon’s sentiment in our hearts. Sometimes the best thing we can do is to hold on to each other and keep each other lovingly safe.

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