I don't know why I feel the way I do about the Virgina Tech massacre. For some reason I feel a connection to the campus, the students, the community, and everything else that I am watching. I have been having this sorrowful and empty feeling ever since this happened.
In thinking about this as I was driving home from work this evening and discussing it with my wife, I think I figured out why.
Even though Idaho is a smaller school and Moscow is a smaller town, it is a close-knit campus and community. In listening to the studens describe their friends and their relations on campus and with the community, it is really similar. It just hit really close to home for me.
I am amazed how the students, faculty, and staff are handling all this tragedy and attention. My thoughts and prayers are with them as they move forward.
And my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. I wish there was something that I could say to the families that would ease their pain and loss. But besides praying for them, there is not much more that I can do right now.