Nights like Thursday night are why movies like The Dark Knight Rises are created. It is with the knowledge that true villainy, true evil like that exists that we must also remind ourselves that the opposite can be true as well. There can be a light to balance out the darkness. There has to be. There must. What happened in Colorado is catastrophic. I will never understand what drives a person to harm someone who hasn't provoked them. To take or ruin lives that may have never before even crossed paths with the perpetrator of such events. There is no need, no psychoanalysis that can explain it.
I can only hope this horrible moment can make us love a little harder, pray a little longer, and search for the courage in ourselves and each other to protect all those who need protecting. In a way, each of us do.