Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Time to Weep and Reflect

Be vigilant, and never take for granted, the time that we have been given, here on this earth.

Prayers and thoughts go out to those, personally affected, as well as to a nation in mourning.



Blogger Gayle said...

Good morning Wordsmith.

My heart goes out to all those mourning the death of their loved ones. I can't even imagine what the students at VA Tech are experiencing, even those who didn't know anyone who was killed, and I'm sure all the reporters and cameras aren't helping the situation. Neither would I have agreed to be interviewed for national television. Geraldo Rivera asked a student yesterday: "Can you explain your emotions when you found out about the death of your friend?" How completely invasive is that? Anyone who has ever lost a dear friend or loved one knows the pain. We don't need those who are suffering grief to explain it to us! GRRRRR!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 5:57:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

My heart, too, goes out to those trying to come terms with the senseless loss of their loved ones.

On Gayle's point--

I can't imagine having a camera stuck in my face and giving my thoughts about the murder of a friend just a day after the death.

The media are being so intrusive. It's disgusting.

A local news reporter is covering the story from VA. (Is it really necessary for local news teams from across the country to descend on the scene?)

Anyway, she claimed that students are anxious to talk to the media and share their stories.

I suspect her sample is very small and skewed.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 1:12:00 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Great post!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 2:02:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I can't imagine having a camera stuck in my face and giving my thoughts about the murder of a friend just a day after the death.

There's one photo of a couple of students at night, sitting on the lawn with candles in their hands...and looking reflective...and just inches from their faces, a big tv camera. It's so makes it almost seem like a staged Hollywood set.

Of course, our desire for photos and news feeds into this, and makes us complicit.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 2:12:00 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

And of course let us not forget the photos the MSM feels COMPELLED to splash all over the airwaves in a direct affront to the dead, the survivors and their families.


Wednesday, April 18, 2007 4:46:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

God bless all the souls that were taken and the families they left behind.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 5:02:00 PM  

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