Winter snows may have melted away and given way to spring but, as many a street gutter and sump pump will attest, it's still with us. My own was nearly overwhelmed by the melt three times in less than a week. The liquid remnants of the chillingly long season have just gone under ground, but they return to the surface when our wells can simply hold no more.
I may have reached that point again myself.
Certain recent happenings in our country have once again demonstrated how complex a problem we face in addressing the myriad of factors that lead to violence. Some in the local community consider continued discussion of the subject to be beating a dead horse. I will admit it likely feels that way. Some believe additional changes will be ineffective, and others feel tighter control infringes on their rights.
But I will say this. A move toward silence in the face of a continuing problem will be equally ineffective, if not more so.
It's just like the snow. We may not see it much anymore. It may not be something we have to deal with again locally for some time, but it's still below the surface. It must still be dealt with by some mechanism if not by us ourselves.
The horse is not dead, and the well is far from dry.