Not to rain on a parade, but the flip side of the future, conveyed sometimes by photos (maybe especially news photos), is pessimism. Turns out the pictures from Sandy Hook and Columbine, while showing present scenes at the time, were also telling us the future. The future has arrived again and again and did so again this week. And we’re obviously not done because the pics from Texas are even more an indicator of what’s to come in an America whose news photos are showing us the rot of our society that, at least so far, we’ve been too blind to see. Photos have to be seen to be understood. Unfortunately, they’re often looked at by eyes that refuse to see.