Monday, April 20, 2009 By: Suzanne

Columbine - 10 years

Can you believe it has been 10 years since the tragedy of Columbine? I was not personally involved in any way with this but for some reason it struck me very hard. I had a hard time getting away from the news reports of it. I would just sit there and listen over and over again to the things I had already heard. Every time there is a new story about it, I have forced (by something outside of myself yet a part of me) to watch. I read Wally Lamb's book The Hour I First Believed when it first came out. I had been excited simply when I found out he had a new book coming out and then when I learned the subject matter, it became almost a need. I sure probably feel weird about this obsession but I don't and I think the reason is that there are a lot of people like me out there. It was awful and we can't seem to get away from it.

So with the 10th "anniversary" upon us I was curious if there were any reactions to Lamb's book posted on the web by victims or family members from Columbine. Instead I found this site. It is a reaction to Dave Cullen's new book about Columbine. I found this mother's post moving.


Carl V. said...

I listened to NPR a lot that day and they had some wonderful interviews about the tragedy. If you go to their website and check the archives for the day I have no doubt that they have the audio of these interviews up. There was one by one of the reporters who covered the tragedy that was fascinating.

Tonya said...

I'm pretty much an NPR junkie. I can't stop myself!

Anonymous said...

When this happened I was only 12 so for me at the time it wasn't a big deal. I just remember being scared that something like that happened and worried that it would happen in my school.
But I know what you mean about being obsessed with a tragedy. I have read every book on the Laci Petterson case, watched movies, looked up stuff online. Just for some reason that case really stayed with me and to this day I will watch the same show on THS when it is on..