Friday, February 15, 2008

A MEMORIAL

Despite living temporarily in Mexico, the tragedy on the campus of Northern Illinois University in the United States has touched me from afar. I weep for my country, which I love. I weep for the parents, who have lost children that they love, and I weep for the dead students, who have lost the promise of life and love.

14 comments:

Jazzy said...

i'm sorry to hear about the tragedy.
my heart goes out to you.

Neva said...

isn't this just awful? My heart weeps as well....my nephew was at Virginia Tech for that shooting....a very traumatic occurrence for him although he is fine.....I am still in shock...

Jilly said...

we seem to read about student killings all too often, don't we Kate? Too awful, just dreadful. You don't expect to go to college and get killed. Can't imagine what the families are going thru.

Olivier said...

Superbe memorial, je viens d'apprendre cette nouvelle aux actualités. Un sale jour.

Superb memorial, I just learned this new news. A dirty day.

marley said...

A fitting memorial.

isabella said...

My heart is breaking, too...
What's even sadder is the fact that this massacre was the fifth school shooting in a week in the US!
How do you stop this maddness?

LeenaM said...

I am with you, with all of you.

Pat said...

Awwww.... what a lovely tribute. It was such a sad event!

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

Isadora said...

Hi Kate - it is a pretty sad day when such news come around. As much as I've enjoyed the 60's I think that is when the US had lost its innocence. Somehow after that things simply not the same anymore and such tragedies began to happen. (perhaps with the Kennedy assassinations?)

What is even worse that we 'export' it with the news, the movies, the music - in Hungary you could safely walk the streets when I used to come home to visit - but that is no longer the case. There are bank robberies, murders and everything else that had infected the culture of the US

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I agree with you - well said.

Kerri said...

Such a sad day.....and brings back so many sad memories of the Va Tech massacre that we had here in Blacksburg on April 16 2007.

Your photo is beautiful and a lovely tribute!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Another tragedy... Isabella asked: "How do you stop this maddness?" - First, really first thing to do in my opinion is to forbid free selling of weapons.

sam said...

These senseless tragedies leave one feeling so overwhelmed. Where does one start to address the ills in our society where kids can feel so alienated, and human life so worthless that these and other murders are becoming such regular events?

photowannabe said...

This is so touching and the tragedy is really hard to comprehend. My heart hurts for everyone involved.