Wednesday, September 13, 2006

take 3 - roll cameras

I do not mean to cheapen the reality of horror that must no doubt be the experience of the thousands of students at Dawson today. However, the line that stuck out to me today was from one eyewitness on the radio who said, “It was like something out of a movie.” So life imitates art or art imitates life and could it be perhaps that our perception of reality has slipped effortlessly over the threshold of sincere actual meaning into a fictionalized version of itself so as to be avoided.

7 comments:

YootguyMark said...

Very very sad. I can't imagine some of the real pain and hurt that will come of this. The corruptness of humanityy rears its ugly head.

My heart hurts for this situation.
md

Incoming... said...

it's stupid but even when I walked into the school yesterday I have to say i was thinking about it

Jaimapodimus said...

The inevitable is preventable..and in this case, how do you miss the signs, and how do you ignore that ill ache in the pit of your stomach when you know you should intervene..and how can anyone that attends an educational and "safe" institution feel secure when the only preventitive measures come AFTER the fact? What good is a counselor when the crime has been commited? Where are these "caregivers" when you need them?

I feel for the young man's family..but at the same time, how do you miss an elephant in your living room? Its way beyond sad..

Incoming... said...

i think you're on to something there mr miyagi. we can fortress our schools up as much as we want to doesn't change the core problems. That's why i think it is we go and hang out at school so much - - -

Jaimapodimus said...

..and I wish there were 10 million Dales and 10 million Marks to go to schools around the world and make other kids feel safe and even more so important and wanted like you have done, and are doing for those in Coaldale. Thanks =)

Incoming... said...

uh
thanks james
although, i was not looking for a compliment it is nice to hear. I think i speak for Mark when I say that it seems strange that more people are not taking the initiative to do what we do. i couldn't think of doing youth ministry another way but...
I just think that caring about people is such a simple thing but instead most people when they hear about the kinda stuff that happened in Montreal just react in fear or anger.

Jaimapodimus said...

didn't assume you were looking, but as once a highschool kid who had problems of her own, it was a nice thing to see familiar faces give 2 cents about how your day was going.

I guess just being in the field of addictions, and being the type of person I am, somedays I just can't fathom the idea of not caring about the kid who doesn't have many friends, and the ones he does have make fun of him because his mom is a drunk and can't afford to buy him the latest toy....or the old man sitting on a park bench who just lost his wife..ya know? How do some people not care.. and get away with it?

It's true, when I hear about things like the shootings in Montreal, or even the murders that happened in the Hat, I do get angry because everything that happens it totally preventable..and usually by simple measures. ERGH.