January 08, 2007

the world is bad

and Helen Hill would hate the very fact of my saying so.

I went to college with a lot of really cool, interesting, smart, crazy people, and being a part of that community was one of the best experiences of my life. Helen was one of them, and so was her husband Paul. I have always thought of the two of them as the most genuinely good, kind, loving and creative people I have ever met, and it pleased me immensely that they fell in love and got married.

Someone broke into their house and killed her last week. They shot Paul too, but he lived through it, protecting their son. How Paul will make his way after this I don't have any idea, but if anyone can it is him. I don't know what else to say, but I will try to come up with something so that he knows my thoughts and love are with him.

Any world where this is possible is bad. Worth living in, and filled with good and wonderful things, but at its foundation bad. Please find your loved ones, right now, even the ones you haven't seen or talked to in many years, and tell them you love them. Those people you think of fondly every so often but never see any more, look them up and write them a letter. Do something good for someone you've never met. Make contact. Fight the badness.

What happened: http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/16386330.htm

Helen's family & friends & how to donate to Doctors Without Borders in her name: http://www.helenhill.org/

Posted by foodnerd at January 8, 2007 03:42 PM

I can see just from the smile on her face, that Helen didn't have a bad bone in her body. This sucks, this is so awful. I am so sorry.


Posted by: sam at January 8, 2007 04:08 PM

I'm so sorry. I don't know what else to say.

Posted by: Wendy at January 28, 2007 09:28 PM

I'm sure she will be happy that so many people are doing these things for her in heaven.

Posted by: Zenas at February 5, 2009 03:38 AM
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