We pray for their families and loved ones who are experiencing so much excruciating grief. And we pray for those who were injured and for those whose lives are changed forever because of what they witnessed and experienced.
Each of these people had so much love, talent and gifts to offer, and their lives were cut short by a horrible and senseless act.
We are humbled by this darkness. We feel hopeless, helpless and lost. This is someone that I grew up with and loved. Now I feel like I didn’t know this person.
We have always been a close, peaceful and loving family. My brother was quiet and reserved, yet struggled to fit in. We never could have envisioned that he was capable of so much violence.
He has made the world weep. We are living a nightmare.
“He has made the world weep. We are living a nightmare.” Could any words be more heartwrenching? A son, who is loved, does something no one can understand. Thousands are directly impacted and millions mourn. And the family weeps.
It is, as I said elsewhere, difficult to keep an open and caring heart in the face of tragedy that wrenches our soul. The act itself was in fact “The Heart of Darkness” and as Joseph Conrad’s Kurtz said in 1902….”The horror! The horror!”
Please use this as an Open Thread on the topic of Virginia Tech and express your personal feelings and reactions. Political actions and considerations can wait for another time. First, we heal ourselves.