As the story of what happened today at Virgina Tech continues to unfold, I find myself struggling, wanting to make sense of it all.
The thing is--nothing about this makes any kind of sense. And the more I try to apply rational thought and try to discern a rational reason for how something like this could occur, the more I realize that applying such rules and reasoning don't apply here. It just doesn't make any sense and it never will.
The only thing I can come up with is that there is evil in this world. Pure evil and this is a manifestation of it.
It's time like this that I wish the superheroes or saviors of comic books, TV shows and movies were real and could step in a put a stop to tragedies like this. As I get ready to watch 24 in which Jack Bauer can take on any form of bad guy set against him, I find myself wishing the real world operated by the rules of 24 and that Jack could come in and save everyone.
Alas, that's just a fantasy and not reality.
Tonight, my heart breaks for the families, friends and people affected directly by this series of horrifying and horrible events. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 4/16/2007 07:25:00 PM