Monday, April 16, 2007

Heartsick over the Virginia Tech shootings. I have friends there, Rebecca and Taylor, who are grad students, Rebecca an engineering student where, apparently, many of the shootings took place. And Bob teaches there. And I read there last year with Eliot and chatted with some of the MFA students again at AWP. Luckily, I managed to reach Rebecca and they're ok.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

people without hope...

all the more reason for stories and poems with heart

Anne said...

I'm glad your friends are OK. It's got me a bit rattled, even though I don't know anyone there -- I think just the image of something like this happening on a university campus, not so different from the one where I work. All day I kept looking at the undergrads in the library around me and thinking about how today's victims were probably a lot like these kids.

I just don't get it when these things happen.

Jilly said...

glad your friends are ok

rae said...

Paul, I'm glad to hear your friends are ok. My husband's brother went to school there years ago and my husband has friends who are currently enrolled. Things like this keep happening and with each time, I start becoming a little less shocked and that frightens me.