Tuesday, May 15, 2007

seeing blood

I've been giving a great deal of thought to what it means to see blood.

In modern America we go to war and never see the blood. The blood we see is only the blood we choose to see at the movies or in games, sometimes in the news or in photos. Usually we are a large step away and often it is entertainment for us.

For some people in the world they see the blood virutally everyday. I wonder at the horror with which we reacted to the Viginia Tech shootings. I wonder how it would change us if we had to live with that sort of experience regularly. I wonder how it would change me.

I hope I never find out.


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