My construction job in OKC allowed me to rebuild several of the bomb-damaged buildings. Every person involved had their story - where they were when the bomb went off (many of them in the buildings we were remodeling, right near the Murrah building itself), what they did in the hours and days that followed, and how it affected them in the years that had followed. Stories of things I never want to see or experience.
Similar to the Virginia Tech events of this week.
Tragedy is an unfortunate fact of life on this sin-infested earth. Some are public and involve death and blood and destruction. Others are private, and involve relationships and words and emotions.
I think what is most important is how we respond to it.