33 dead, 15 injured. Sometimes the news seems so unreal.
I tried to make it real. I tried to imagine this happening at Indiana University, a school I know well, instead of Virginia Tech, which I know not at all. I imagined how the community of Bloomington, Indiana, would be devastated by something like this.
Of course, if it happened here in New Orleans, it would have been chalked up to Katrina and mixed into a whole different kind of pain.
But I’m already wondering, what will our national response be? Are we capable of any response that doesn’t just make everything worse?