an ending, but no closure
Wesleyan University is in my hometown. I have many connections to the university, which I won’t share now. I was in fact on campus when the terrible events of Wednesday occured.
I wish I had something smart or insightful or wise to say about it all, about crime or violence against women or how to live in a world where there’s no such thing as safety. But I don’t. All I know is that a bright young woman’s life was ended for no reason and far too soon, that a murderous and deranged man has been put behind bars, I hope for the rest of his life, and my community and the Wesleyan community will be dealing with all of this, emotionally and pragmatically, for a very long time.