Monday, February 28, 2011

Congrats to Natalie Portman and Colin Firth.

I've learned a lot this past week.
I learned that a community can do great things in short amounts of time.
On Wednesday, we held a candlelight vigil for the two boys who died. It was one of the most beautiful things i've ever seen. Over a thousand people came to celebrate their lives.
One of the boys' family needed help paying for a funeral and burial expenses. People at school raised over 11,000.
It's nice to know that even in the face of unspeakable tragedy, everyone pulls together like that. There was so much love all over.
Another thing was the power of empathy.
I didn't know the boys too well, and neither did a lot of people.
Even so, looking at their memorials in the quad was heartbreaking.
sitting next to their prom dates in class was awful.
At the same time, it was empathy for others that led to the vigil and the funeral and the overwhelming sense of community this past week. For that I am grateful.

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