The owner of a grey cat (jennielf) wrote,
The owner of a grey cat
jennielf

  • Location:
  • Mood:
  • Music:

"We are all Hokies today." - ajc.com vent 4.17.07

I pulled this small quote off the vt.edu website.
Friday | all day
"Hokie Hope," an alumni-led declaration of a national "Orange and Maroon Effect" day.

I will be wearing maroon on Friday in rememberence, I hope you will think about doing so as well.

Tragedies such as this strike at me on some levels i cannot even define. However, I can imagine, but only to a pale shadow of what it must really be like, to be a student on that campus. If something like that had happened at UCF? My world would have fundamentally changed. I read somewhere online that someone said, schools are assumed to be safe. And I think universities, oddly, even more so. They are bastions of intelligence, of a safe ground to explore, of possibilities - this illusion has been shattered this week.

I have no personal ties to these people or the campus, but as a smarter person than me said, quoted above, "We are all Hokies this week." We have all been effected, even if it is no more than a "ohh, those poor people," as we flip through the news. This incident should make us all stop and think, and realize that we are social creatures, that making that extra effort to include someone, that being a shoulder to cry on, may make the difference in someone else's life. We all touch each other in infinite little ways.

be well.
Subscribe

  • 20 Years of me

    20 Years Ago, I... Had just finished my Freshman year at UCF and was at home about to sell t-shirts at and enjoy the hell out of the Atlanta…

  • More women need to be politicians, clearly.

    The men long ago let the power go to their heads and it is time we fight back and get our rights back. I am appalled at the state of reproductive…

  • Stupidheads

    "A million dollars appropriated for highway construction would create two to three times as many jobs as a million dollars appropriated for Pentagon…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments