Wednesday, March 11, 2009

new gray hairs on my head


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i woke up this morning to this information on npr: something to the effect that "at least ten people have been killed in a school shooting at a high school near stuttgart, germany." so yes, probably seven new gray hairs popped right out of my scalp. as you can see from this map, bean's school in pforzheim is nearly an hour away from the school where the shooting occurred. still, such a sick, sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. and inevitably i'll be talking to some worried grandmothers today! and i hope also to bean; i wonder if she's heard about it and, if so, if it's freaking her out.

4 comments:

Mary said...

this has inspired me to pay way more attention to my map of southern germany - - -

holly said...

the first thing i thought, sick to my stomach, was "zoe". thanks for the map, it eased my mind...

margot said...

not freaked out. we did talk about it all day yesterday, though, cbhs-style -- my english teacher: "did you know that in some AMERICAN schools, they have a special class just to spend with your homeroom teacher?" and the class thought that was so foreign!

this kind of thing is so, so much rarer in germany, too. while it's horrible and everything, i feel like i hear about school shootings all the time, but they don't.

lizzie lou said...

well, all i can say is "phew." and how nice that you had a little cbhs moment at school!