Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sad Close to Home "Random" Killing
News always seems larger, and sadder, more tragic, when it happens close to home. This killing was of the self -- a suicide. Here in Eugene, at the Valley River mall, a man shot himself in the theater during a showing of the film Watchmen. The item in the paper reported that the theater refunded patrons their money, which I suppose, is nice, but who thinks of something like that in the midst of such a sad event? At any rate, a sad and shocking thing to read this morning. And I can't help but connect it to the recent incidents of murders and suicides, often public murders and suicides.