Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Words are inadequate in the face of the tragedy at Virginia Tech. What can one say about something that seems almost incomprehensible? I ran across remembrances of some of the shooting victims on npr.org. Story here. Seeing the faces and reading a little about the background and interests of these remarkable young people and educators makes the tragedy that much more personal and poignant. Along with the rest of the nation, I mourn the loss of the victims, and feel tremendous empathy for the family and friends of the victims who must eventually try to pick up the pieces of their lives.
Nikki Giovanni, a professor at Virginia Tech, had this to say: "We are sad today, and we will be sad for quite a while. We are not moving on. We are embracing our mourning. We are Virginia Tech..."