A Nightmare with its Eyes Wide Open
I think every parent, especially those of us who have children in college, had the same reaction today. The first thought is "Where are my kids?" and then "Are they safe?" There are no words to express the horror of what happened at Virginia Tech today. Details are still largely unknown, but the one inescapable fact that words cannot adequately describe is that more than 30 young people are dead. There are no doubt lessons to be learned at some point, but today is for grief...and for expressing your love while there's still time.