Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Massacre Meanderings

The Tech Massacre is the very saddest thing. I am so thankful my best friend Tara, who was in the building next to Norris at the time of the shooting is ok. My cousin Grace is also alright. Tara took a class with Cho, and I remember how he had scared her enough by his creative writing and his picture taking that she stopped going to class. http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2007/042007/04182007/276754 I am really glad she is ok... but sad that 32 best friends, cousins and children are dead now.

Tech is such a great school, it is too bad that it will forever carry this baggage. My parents met at Tech and I was born not far from there in Christiansburg. If you have ever been there, you know that it is a beautiful, serene place. I used to visit Tara while she lived on campus, and thought it was a great place. We went rollerskating there once, and I ran off this ledge to avoid hitting people... and I scraped my knee really bad. I still have a scar. Atleast I wasn't shot.

Guns do not kill people. People kill people. People who need Jesus kill people.

"Amy's going back to school today
Elation, jubilation screams from her face
Did the halls smell of gunpowder still
What made the human heart dark enough to kill?
A new hope, Where is your freedom?
A new hope, cast off your burdens.

A darker world was behind this one.
Cryptic it hides beneath perception
We all saw it on that day
Stunned we stood stuttering
What did the news say?
A new hope, Where is your freedom?
A new hope, Here is your freedom... Hope.

Peace fills us, by hope we steer,
Our dark hearts salvage
We live without fear.
And a new hope... Jesus Christ."
-Five Iron Frenzy

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