SNL’s ‘Silent Night’ – A Much Needed Moment
When I arrived home on Friday and turned on my TV, I was overwhelmed with grief for the victims and their families in Connecticut. As a mother and former educator, what had happened seemed unimaginable. I sat alone in my living room and wept. At that moment, all I wanted was to hug my children, hug them tight and pray for their continued safety. As I watched the President cry with me, I realized the daunting task he has ahead of him. How will he ever be able to make us feel safe? Will we ever be able to emotionally move on from this tragic event?
Apparently, the writers of SNL were asking themselves the same questions while preparing for the Saturday broadcast. ‘Saturday Night Live’ is the show that takes our reality and shows us the humor in all the absurdity around us. Rarely, do they take a moment to just be silent, but Saturday, they did.