I had to at least write a quick post because the whole thing just rocked my world. This was such a senseless, violent tragedy that I can't seem to shake it. I'm the kind of girl who can barely bring herself to kill a bug that's bothering her, let alone hurt another human. All those young lives...I mean, damn I just graduated college in 2005. I still feel young as anything, and those that died were younger than me!
I just can't comprehend what it is like inside the mind of someone who can so easily take a human life. My prayers have been going out nonstop to the students, families, friends, everyone involved in the thing. Even to the killer himself (though admittedly, at first I was angry that he killed himself, thinking he got off too easy). Now that a few days have passed, I think I just feel really, really sad for him. I just can't imagine the emotional and mental pain he had to be dealing with for it to result in the needless killing of over 30 people.
I will continue to pray for those involved and start thinking about other things I can do to hopefully help out.
On a slightly lighter side - I was kind of surprised that the dude turned out to be Asian - kind like the whole DC sniper thing, I TOTALLY thought it was some gun crazy white dude. Being a white girl myself, I guess I have some interesting stereotypes about my own ethnicity. Oh well.
I bet I wasn't the ONLY one who thought both those tragedies the result of an over-zealous white pro-gun lobbyist.