I read this for the first time today when my sister-in-law (a Hokie alum) reblogged it. Once I was able to wipe the tears away I knew it had to be shared.
To all my Hokie friends and family – I love you. To those I don’t know who have experienced this tragedy I love you.
I send all my love, all my prayers, all the good karma I can into the world today in remembrance but everyday in the sheer hopes we never become numb to the pain of such tragedies, always striving forward to keep things like this from rocking our world.
Originally posted on Hungry. And foolish.:
Before you begin to Google a specific event or occurrence, first open your browser and type “tragedy” into the search engine. You will see a score of links to definitions, as well as the website for an all-metal tribute band to the Bee Gees called Tragedy. This is the surface. This is the jumping off point.
The first definition of tragedy, according to the Wikipedia site, describes it as “a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in viewing.”
There is a website towards the bottom of the results page titled, Tragedy: the Basics. The link provides a brief history of the Greek origin of tragedy. If you were to then Google “the basics of tragedy,” the Internet’s explanation would focus solely on Greek theater. It would discuss heroes and plot points and Nietzsche—not necessarily the association to trauma or…
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