it’s semesters like this one that really open my eyes to the world that exists outside of my little bubble. a lot has happened to not just me, but the jmu community as a whole over the past few months. it’s got me thinking that our time on this earth certainly is precious and we need to be conscious of how we’re spending it.
they finally put a name to the young woman who passed on last night. her name was jane and she was a freshman. it breaks my heart thinking that she came into this university full of promise just a few months ago and she’s with us no longer. with keatts’ passing just a little over a week ago, i can only get a taste of what her friends and family are feeling in hearing the news.
but it’s times like this that inspire the goodness in people. i’ve seen pictures of the vigil that happened outside godwin hall, around where the accident happen. i’ve seen hundreds of people today, proudly wearing their purple and gold in memory of those who have passed on. people have been generally kinder and more respectful towards each other (as far as i’ve seen) and tonight there will be another vigil in memory of these dukes.
one love. jmunited. <3