Apr 18, 2007 9
The events this week at Virginia Tech are still incomprehensible to me, and I’m not even remotely close to the situation, nor do I know anyone who is. It’s especially tragic that this occurred on a college campus. Had this occurred in a workplace, there would have been people losing spouses, kids losing parents, and parents losing kids – and it certainly would have been horrific. But there’s a special quality to young adults who are of the typical age and enrolled at a college or university. I know because I fit the description at one time, and I have a son who will be in just three short years. There’s something very magical about a young man or woman who exudes intelligence, and who has his or her whole adult life still in front of them. They represent the promise of a better day; they are potential personified.
I don’t have much to add other than what’s already been said and will likely be said for many years to come, but that’s what makes this week’s terrible news especially disconcerting to me.
On a brighter note, I’d like to chime in on a meaningless thing on a lot of [...]