It’s very difficult to post about anything else today with the story of the shooting on Virginia Tech’s campus still unfolding. We fear for the wounded students, grieve for the
22 31 32….33 dead. I can think of nothing on earth more terrible than losing a child. Nothing.
As the news unspools itself in the days and weeks to come, I hope that kind and cool heads will prevail. When something awful like this occurs, the feelings of helplessness and grief we all feel for the individuals and families affected often turns to rage, and then to a desire to DO SOMETHING.
When that something is done, may it be wise, not reactive, practical, not a result of politicians’ posturing.
Here’s the link to CNN’s developing coverage.
A link to the written statement by Virgin Tech President.
This NPR story is reassuringly calm in tone, and has an informative interview with a student.