Just two weeks ago, life here in my city was different. I was making plans with my family, with my friends, for my career, and I was looking forward to the change in season that brings in the warmer weather of early spring. I watched from a distance as other parts of the world experienced upheaval and fear. I sent up my prayers and meditated on healing. And then, the chaos traversed the ocean, crossed city limits into my town, and began to wreak havoc.