Absorbing the horror today - and the conflicting, complicating, shifting stories that keep emerging - is the kind of thing that makes you want to get the news a week after the event. There is so much we don't yet know about the Virginia Tech massacre, so much that keeps changing, so much to be angry about, and to be terribly sad about, that catching up, let alone opining, seems simply inappropiate. I know it's my job, but blogging breaking news like this is something I don't want to do. I don't even know what to have an opinion about. They're having a vigil at VT tomorrow night and some have had impromptu ones already, as above. "Vigil" seems the right response right now. Praying and watching. Blogging later.
(Photo: Sixteen year-old Jessica Hill takes part in a vigil for the victims of the mass killing at the southwestern university, Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 in Blacksburg, Virginia. More than 30 people were killed after a gunman opened fired first at a dormitory and later a classroom building. By Win McNamee/Getty Images)