Monday, April 16, 2007

Sadness touches close to home

This weekend one of my friends received word that her sister-in-law passed away in her sleep (they don't yet know why), leaving behind a husband and three small children. Then, in a unexplainable act, a gunman goes on a rampage today at Virginia Tech, my sister's alma mater. I forwarded her a news report early this morning when the death toll was one. By the time I'd checked CNN again, it was up to 22. Half an hour later and we're at 31. It's horrifying. I can only hope they don't raise the number again before the sun rises in Australia.

My heart goes out to the students, their families and alumni who surely never hoped to see their university garner this kind of international attention.