Blog Your Blessings: The Awesome Spirit at Virginia Tech

One of my students remarked in an essay about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Virginia Tech enormity that she had difficulty likening a fictional monster to the killer. He could have been her classmate, could have killed the teacher who taught her about Shakespeare, could have killed her. Such empathy and honesty are beautiful gifts.

She has spirit. It is the same Spirit that animates the people of Virginia Tech at this time. Over the past week, I've been in and out of their website. I am awed by how readily and completely they have made so much available to the world. It speaks for itself, and it speaks for the power of the Spirit to prevail.

There is a guestbook for mourners that anyone can sign along with obituaries for each of the victims. There are photos that reveal the power and dignity of the human soul. Please go there. God bless.


  1. Anonymous2:03 AM

    It was such a sad event.

  2. Anonymous6:23 AM

    Poignant post

    Happy BYB Sunday.

  3. Anonymous8:41 AM

    I too am blogging about the great spirit of Virginia Tech today. Happy BYB Sunday ... and may you have a great week ahead.

  4. The spirit shown indeed was amazing & is something that speaks volume for the people in this great land

    found your thoughts as per reference to Frankenstein interesting

    a sad event that indeed once again affects the world on a global scale

  5. A touching post! Happy BYB Sunday! Did you know about the upcoming one day of silence on April 30th to commemorate the victims? I wrote about it and gave links on my other blog, The Art of Living and Dying.

  6. ... is only matched by the stupidity of the campus police that did not think the cold-blooded murder of a woman and a residential advisor was reason enough to cancel classes. That lunatic waited over 2 hours to go into that first classroom and start killing. Sorry, I just hate that people are so blind that they cannot see that someone is off his rocker.

    Happy BYB Earth Day Sunday.

  7. Beautiful picture and post. Nicely said at a time when words are so hard to find.

    (My blessings are posted.)

  8. We need more people with this kind of empathy and honesty.

    I hope you have a great week ahead.

  9. The role of the police is very interesting. Makes me wonder if domestic violence is same-old, same-old or what. People who commit "domestic violence" aren't likely to hurt anybody else? I don't get it, either.


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