I’ve tried all day to find the right words, and I just don’t think I posses the right ones to explain my thoughts regarding the Virginia Tech tragedy. I’ve spent the day reading news reports, reading blogs, and generally just thinking about what happened at Tech and I can’t wrap my mind around it. I just don’t understand. I hate the media frenzy that’s been created and I hate the immediate search for someone, or something to blame. I hate that already we’ve starting to discuss our gun control laws. I just think our thoughts could be better spent sending love and energy to the Virginia Tech community, rather than placing blame and discussing politics.
So, with that in mind, my heart goes out to the victims and their families and to the entire Virginia Tech community.
I’m hopeful that at some point I’ll be able to write about what it feels like to be a deployed college student when something like this happens, espeically a Virginia college student. All I can say right now is that I feel displaced and out of touch with what my life was a year ago. Some of the changes in my life have been for the better, but being away from VCU is heartbreaking, and, for reasons I can’t yet explain, that feeling is greater in the wake of this tragedy.