This past week, Chapel Hill and UNC-Chapel Hill was truly rocked by the murder of student, activist, and Student Body President Eve Carson. The Daily Tar Heel has coverage of all the details, and a community wall if you want to leave a remembrance. This past week I was in the hospital with our 8-month old who picked up pneumonia and was in pretty bad shape. I'm sure the doctor's were never worried about her, but we were. At the time she was admitted, I was actually at home by myself with a 104 degree fever trying to make it through the night. So, in my state of near delirium it was very scary what was happening to my daughter.
Maybe it's because of the juxtaposition that the death of sweet Eve Carson is just stuck in my head.
Maybe it's because I have another little daughter who has the same bright smile as Eve Carson, that I can't get this senseless murder out of my head.
Maybe it's because this happened in my own backyard, at an intersection I travel often, that I can't forget about the death of Eve Carson.
Maybe it's because I just finished spending several weeks reading about Eve and her rise to the Presidency and thinking "What a bright future!", maybe that is why I can't help thinking about her and her family.
Or, maybe it's just because I'm human and the bastard(s) who did this aren't. Eve Carson was on her way to an incredibly bright future, which was taken away by senseless violence that we still don't understand. Maybe that is why none of us should ever forget her. I know I won't.