a week to weep
It’s not time to “move forward” or “get past this.” It’s time to weep.
We are sad today, and we will be sad for quite a while. We are not moving on. We are embracing our mourning. We are Virginia Tech …
I commend Virginia Tech’s decision to close school for the week, to weep. I’ll be going to tonight’s special candle light vigil and prayer service at Church in Bethesda at 7:00pm.
So much of the chatter now is trying to make sense of this senseless act of violence, make sense of death itself. Looking for every possible external influence from family, cultural heritage, society, organizational procedures. Everywhere else except individual choice. Everywhere else except the spiritual realm, and how evil embodies real-world influence. Humanity wants so badly to think we’re all born tabula rasa.
As for the racial ethnic identity of the murderer, a 2nd-generation English-speaking Korean American, there’s already ample indicators of the individual’s disturbing psychological profile. Other Asian Americans are starting to voice the possible implications and backlash; some very stupid things are being said too. God help us all.