Thursday, April 19, 2007

virginia tech

weeks like this i'm glad i don't have a tv. i'm sure the virginia tech tragedy has been on air 24/7. i've read many articles on it, and don't need to hear and see every detail hashed and rehashed every 10 minutes. a lot of people are in despair, crying WHY why why? and while my heart aches for everyone involved, this shooting doesn't make me feel like the apocalypse is any closer. one person acted insanely on monday, hundreds of people reacted bravely, intelligently, normally, heroically, with incredible compassion and genuine care for their fellow man -- friend or stranger. the stories i read of professors trying to protect their classes, authorities doing all they could, students helping each other, if only by maintaining silent eye contact with another student under desks while the shooting was happening - that's what i am left with. the lives of 32 innocent people were senselessly snuffed, their friends and families will never stop grieving, and it's not fair or right, but it doesn't scare me and i don't think we're closer to the end of the world. it makes me want to work harder for peace everywhere. so take that, gunman.

2 comments:

kid D said...

thanks for the positive words skippy. as someone who works at a big xii school, i can say that this tragedy strikes deep. all in the same week of the 12 year anniversary of the worst tragedy to hit the great state of oklahoma. i too have steered clear of the t.v. i chose to read exerpts from poetry of a father, lover and friend to lighten my spirits.

kid d signing off and sending good vibes to all those left behind...

skippy haha said...

oh yes kid D, nothing like willie o. to ease a ruffled soul. i can't believe that OKC bombing was 12 years ago already. peace PEACE peace peace to all, pass the peace pipe, teach peace, work for peace, find peace inside & share it peace PEACE