Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Take a Moment

Today, I was going to blog about my writing progress (decent) and my pleasure with the first stages of working with The Wild Rose Press (good), but in light of the terrible shootings at Virginia Tech yesterday, anything about me seems pretty insignificant.

If I start to write, I’ll go on and on about how such a horrific act reflects on our society, or how so many children don't know how to manage their anger, since they’re surrounded with images of violence from the time they’re born, or how we do our best to instill values in young adults and send them off to universities only to have something devastating end all that potential.

So I’ll only ask that maybe sometime today, you’ll say a prayer or observe a moment of silence or ask the universe to send strength and comfort to all those people who are trying to put together the pieces of their life today.


Marianne Arkins said...

Try talking to your seven year-old about why things like this happen. My DD cries when she finds dead bugs outside...

Awful stuff. Like you, I can't talk about it or I'll never stop. Which is why I didn't blog about it.

Mom said...

I got up yesterday , had a good run. then settled in to follow The Boston Marathon.
Instead I spent most of the day glued to the TV in horror of the developing story from Virginia Tech.
As a mother who saw her daughters graduate from college and move onto happy, fulfilling lives, I weep for the families of those slaughtered children.
I hope eventually they will find some peace and healing.

Diane Craver said...

It was and is very upsetting to me. Being a parent of a daughter and a son on a college campus makes it even harder for me to imagine something this horrible happening. I called Emily yesterday and she'd been busy studying for a test. She hadn't heard about the tragedy at Virginia Tech. My son knew about it.

My heart and prayers goes out to the people at Virginia Tech and to the families for the terrible loss of lives.

Fred Charles said...

It's another horrible tragedy. It makes me worried about the time when I have to send my daughter off to school.

Anonymous said...

I will certainly pray for those families. -laura