Monday, April 16, 2007

Heaven Help Virginia Tech

What's this post got to do with Polyamory? Not much, except that the son of one of my significant others is in Blacksburg in a master's degree program at Virginia Tech. Thankfully he is unharmed. If only we could say the same for the 33 who died and the dozens of others who were wounded in today's monstrous attack.

Many Virginia Tech students come from the Washington, DC, metro area where I live, and tonight I am heartbroken for the VT students, faculty and staff, and for the State of Virginia.

Many thanks to the law enforcement officials and EMTs whose job it was to risk themselves and take care of the wounded. It must be somewhat surreal to have to do their jobs effectively while coping with such a horrific event as that which has happened in a place of honor and higher learning and beauty in the rolling hills of southwestern Virginia.

Tonight I light a candle and say a prayer for those who suffer as a result of today's terrible tragedy. I do so for all who came in harm's way, as well as the teachers and leaders at Virginia Tech whose job it will be to recreate an atmosphere of peace and learning despite the very real knowledge of how it is so easily shattered.

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