Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Virginia Tech

After taking Zirpu to BART this morning I turned on KQED radio like always for the NPR feed. Renee Montaigne was reporting on the candlelight vigil held at Virginia Tech last night. Toward the end of the story, Montaigne reports that a few people on one end of the crowd started singing "Amazing Grace" while people on the other started shouting Virginia Tech cheers.

I am really moved by the sound of the cheers drowning out the song. It's the sound of power taking over the sound of sadness.

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