Saturday, February 23, 2008

A moment of silence for Lawrence

There's lots of sad news in the world, but this article really got to me today. Boy's Killing, Labeled a Hate Crime, Stuns a Town

Lawrence King was a 15-year-old eighth grader who was already out. He rocked his favorite boots, and he wasn't afraid to show his true self. In eighth grade! That kind of confidence is something to be celebrated.

Unfortunately, seeing people who are different and comfortable with themselves despite the differences continues to scare the most fragile, sad, and angry people. I guess my desire to have a moment of silence for Lawrence, who's gone, should be accompanied by a prayer (whatever that means to you) for Brandon, the 14-year-old boy who shot Lawrence in the head in the school computer lab. What kind of life has he had?

Nothing else to say today.


1 comment:

Sarah said...

wow. no words for this story, but thanks for blogging about it.