The title, For Whom the Bell Tolls, is taken from the words written by John Donne in 1624 that recount the loss mankind experiences at any person's death, and speaks for my experience as well: My awareness of the unpredictable possibility of gun violence feels like an oppressive cloud that I try to forget, but each news item adds to the emotional burden. This is particularly true when children are involved.
For Whom the Bell Tolls 2016. With each new death, one can pull the trigger of the barrel to flap the angel wings of the floating heart. Living in America, regular news of gun related deaths takes an emotional toll on society regardless of one's relationship to the victims or political leanings. This engagement is a small act of tribute in the face of great loss. For Whom the Bell Tolls is a memorial to the hundreds of children who have died in the last decade by gunshot in America.