Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I finally got Harlee's rocking chair painted, then found out I had misspelled the song title that I used on the back. Zippity Do Dah is supposed to be Zip-ah-dee-do-dah. If Vance and Bethany want the correct spelling, they will have to paint it themselves. Personally, I like my spelling better. At least, I got it done before her first birthday. Here's what it looks like, Mr. Bluebird and all. Not showing up in the photo very well is the checkerboard seat.

I watched events unfold at Va Tech until I couldn't take anymore. This type of terrorism is not something we can fight a war over. I hope there are no repeats of this tragedy, but as long as people feel inferior and hold grudges, we're vulnerable. I just hope the English teachers in my family see the red flags in the writings of their unstable students and attempt some dialogue with them. One of the English professors of this young man talked to him about the violent images he used in his stories and poetry, and recommended counseling to him, but it obviously didn't help. If there is a way to prevent things of this nature, I don't know what it is.

Mike and I both concluded almost immediately, after hearing about the shooting spree, that Bonnie will never get a college education. Her mother withdrew her from school after the Luke Woodham incident at Pearl, convinced that public schools were all dangerous. I'm sure the Va Tech massacre will be one of her excuses for continuing to keep Bonnie at home.

I'm going back to my paints. The VT colors, orange and maroon sounded, at first, to be clashing, but I've done several paintings, mostly florals, and it's not as bad a mis-match as I thought it would be.

1 comment:

Zoilus said...

The bullied becoming the bully:

"You have vandalized my heart, raped my soul and torched my conscience," he said into the camera, looking down occasionally to read from his manifesto. "You thought it was one pathetic boy's life you were extinguishing. Thanks to you, I die like Jesus Christ, to inspire generations of the weak and the defenseless people."