If you'd like to donate to The One Fund to help (in some small way) the victims of the event, you can do so here. If you'd like to contribute an 8x8 inch knit or crochet square to a 'love blanket' for a family member of one of the victims, you can find details about it here.
I'd also like to share Andy Grammer's popular single "Keep Your Head Up", which feels appropriate:
I challenge you to not feel better whilst belting out that song. Get the stress out, let the happy in, keep your head up. I'm just a little bit obsessed with his album right now... and by a little bit I mean I've listened to it on loop for a full week. His songs are upbeat but complex, his lyrics are clever and meaningful, and I love his rhythm and voice. Apparently, you can grow up but never quite grow out of becoming a total fangirl over sweet-hearted fellas with guitars (if you're me, at least... how my Fiasco is not a musician I will never understand because I'm a sucker for 'em). This song is my absolute favorite:
"When this world starts getting hard, will you rise above it, rise above it?" Yep.
(By the way, "the pocket" refers to a band that is playing together just right, all the members are hitting their notes just so and it's all feeling really good, that's when they're "in the pocket". It's not (only?) a vaguely sexual euphemism as I'd originally thought...)
Anyhow, that's my attempt to spread a little sunshine and happiness around, if you're feeling like you need a pick-me-up I recommend giving his album a listen. What's been inspiring you lately, in your knitting or otherwise?