Friday, April 8, 2011
A glimpse of grief
At the simulated accident I talked to the student playing the role of the fatality, I asked her if she had ever been to a real accident. She had never seen one in person she told me. Nothing can brace someone for the sight of broken glass, car parts and blood scatted about a crash scene. At a fatal we in the media wait for that inevitable moment where a yellow tarp is placed over the victim. It is a sight I would wish no one else would have to see. I know the flood of emotions at such events and I could only imagine what students would be thinking if it really were their friends lying dead in the dirt.