Tuesday, April 17, 2007

From the Darkness, Humanity Shines Forth

In humanity's darkest hours, when the sheer brutality of the horrors we can unleash in the world is revealed, the finest of humanity finds a way of shining through.

Professor Liviu Librescu, an Israeli professor teaching at Virginia Tech, stood at the door of his classroom, blocked the gunman's way, and instructed his students to flee. All of his students lived. Professor Librescu did not.

"To save a single life is to save the world entire." The Talmud


Blogger reasonably prudent poet said...

thanks for telling this story. i heard it on npr and i was moved.

12:45 PM  

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