Friday, April 20, 2007

What could we be missing? Va Tech Hokies

Do you ever stop to think about how one persons actions can affect the entire earth? Ever sit and ponder how two people passing by each other instead of stopping to talk could have just missed the love of their lives? Do you ever wonder if the boy you knew that died very young would have grown up, married and fathered the next President of the United States? Do you ever get a weird feeling that if you just wait ten more seconds to leave home for that trip downtown that you will be safe?

I know more then most, that to remember is to Honor. But we try to remember their lives, not their deaths. Their deaths took up very little time in the path of their lives.

We Will Remember
April 16th 2007

Ross Abdallah Alameddine
Christopher James Bishop
Brian Roy Bluhm
Ryan Christopher Clark
Austin Michelle Cloyd
Jocelyne Couture-Nowak
Kevin P. Granata
Matthew Gregory Gwaltney
Caitlin Millar Hammaren
Jeremy Michael Herbstritt
Rachael Elizabeth Hill
Emily Jane Hilscher
Jarrett Lee Lane
Matthew Joseph La Porte
Henry J. Lee
Liviu Librescu
G.V. Loganathan
Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan
Lauren Ashley McCain
Daniel Patrick O'Neil
Juan Ramon Ortiz-Ortiz
Minal Hiralal Panchal
Daniel AlejandroPerez-Cueva
Erin Nicole Peterson
Michael Steven Pohle, Jr.
Julia Kathleen Pryde
Mary Karen Read
Reema Joseph Samaha
Waleed Mohamed Shaalan
Leslie Geraldine Sherman
Maxine Shelly Turner
Nicole White

I also send love to those who are suffering today. A song I feel so drawn to just wont leave my heart today. I think its oddly perfect for those who are living through this tragedy.

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find
The better part of me
I'm more than a bird:I'm more than a plane
More than some pretty face beside a train
It's not easy to be me

Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I'll never see
It may sound absurd:but don't be naive
Even Heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed:but won't you conceed
Even Heroes have the right to dream
It's not easy to be me

Up, up and away:away from me
It's all right:You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy:or anything:
I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees
I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me
It's not easy to be me.


Anonymous said...

do you go to VA Tech?

i was in north carolina when all this happend...


more proof that, the system has failed.

Joy said...

No I dont go to Tech but Ive been there a hundred times. But we all know people who go or have gone there. Not to mention one of the kids who died was from Roanoke where I grew up. Then there was that whole whore thing.

Yes system failed, those assholes kept that to themselves to avoid bad media IMO, and got 30 more people killed. Someone should be charged with negligence. If it was me I would have been hung by now.