I am usually against what can sometimes become false sympathy or “hopping on the emotional bandwagon” in terms of some people’s reactions to large scale tragedies. As a follow up to that, I am not going to try and explain how I feel or what can possibly be going on with the families and individuals affected by this terrible tragedy. I am glad that the few students I know at Virginia Tech are still alive, but I know it is just random luck and it could easily have been one of them, just as easily as this could have happened anywhere and it could have been any of us. My thoughts and prayers go out to those families and my mourning goes out to those who lost their lives.
I hope we can never forget what happened, and I certainly do not think it is appropriate to move on in any way. However, it disgusts me to watch this monster on TV again and again and I find myself needing to turn the TV off. I hope soon the media can move towards celebrating the wonderful lives of those who were lost and not giving a murderer exactly what he wanted – a spotlight.