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April 18th, 2007

Monday Bloody Monday @ 12:53 am

How many people, besides me, had some of the lyrics to "Sunday Bloody Sunday" running in their heads when hearing about the shooting at Virginia Tech?

Alright, maybe it is the wrong day of the week in the title, but the lyrics are eerily appropriate:

I can't believe the news today
I can't close my eyes and make it go away

 I think of 8 years ago, seeing the news flash on CNN--another shooting in Colorado.  Another disturbed mind.  Another kid with a gun:

How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long?

Yet, in the age of 24-hour news, it's easy to become jaded, to become numb to random violence:

And it's true we are immune
When fact is fiction and TV is reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tommorow they die

Tuesday night, the news showed pictures of the candelight vigil, on the path the killer took across the campus:

Tonight, we can be as one.

People from all around the world are showing their support for the families and students, reaching out on-line with letters, e-mails, blogs.  All around the world, "Hokies" unite:

Wipe your tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away
Wipe your bloodshot eyes

Anyway, it was just a thought.
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Date:April 18th, 2007 06:41 am (UTC)
I agree with that.
I've seen a lot of people bring up Peace on Earth, over the last few days. But Sunday Bloody Sunday was what I first thought of
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Date:April 18th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it def. popped into my head. Isn't it something how powerful music can be at times?
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Date:April 19th, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)

thank you

thanks everyone, for thinking of us hokies.
it has been so hard. but songs like peace on earth, and mothers of the disappeared, have been ringing constantly in my head. i've been writing excepts of the lyrics on the memorials here. it is amazing that u2 have become such a soundtrack in my life, that i utter lines to songs without even realizing it. especially in this time.
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Date:April 21st, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
That was beautiful. Thanks for that.

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