Thursday, August 11, 2011

two days ago, when i left the house for a photo walk,

a manager of our food co-op was alive and well and going about his morning.
ten minutes later, as i stood across the street from the co-op, balancing my camera for this shot,
that same manager slumped over his desk, killed by a co-worker...
in the time it took me to walk down main street....

29 comments:

Kate said...

It proves that life can change in the matter of seconds. Seems as though I have been surrounded by death these last few days. This story is a tragedy of mammoth proportions and belies your photo of peace and tranquility.

Doug Hickok said...

I'm so sorry to learn this Brattcat. Tragedies such as this make no sense to me. I hope you are doing ok.

JM said...

What a contrast between the story and the photo!

Lynette said...

I can barely breathe right now.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh Brattcat, how can things like this happen! Your picture makes the story all the more poignant! I hope you are not in shock, take care of yourself.

Sharon said...

Oh Brattcat, what a tragic and senseless thing to happen. I agree with JM, that story is a sharp contrast to the peaceful feeling you get from your photo.

Red13 said...

Oh my gosh! That's horrible to hear. Take Care

magiceye said...

eerie

Lois said...

That is just horrifying! I'm so sorry.

Malyss said...

From now on, you'll never look at this bridge without remembering what happened..This old everlasting stone bridge will be the symbol of how frail and ephemeral life can be..

Arija said...

Why, oh why do people do such things? Violence has never yet solved anything and has only ever brought more misery. I am so sorry you were exposed to this.

Birdman said...

Our lives so fragile. We do so hang in the balance. So sorry!

Jacob said...

What we need are more guns on the street! Just ask the NRA!

What a shame. It really matters not where you live. Violence thrives!

Glad to hear, though, that Brattleboro was able to fend off the seduction of Walmart!

Sunny said...

How terribly sad, to say the least.

Yes, I plan on Hinsdale unless it rains. Are you planning on going? If for some reason plans change, I'll leave you a comment early Saturday morning.

Don't unplug your hub said...

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Keep safe.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Serenity now, tragedy next moment -- life is only now.-- barbara

Jack said...

I saw the incident covered on the news and wondered if/how it affected you. Across the street? Horrible. I hope you are OK and dealing with the shock.

Harriet said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of your city. This is so very sad.

Virginia said...

I"m stunned. There is so much hate in our world. I am so sorry.
V

Bob Crowe said...

Holy cow! What's the back story? Tragedy can strike anywhere, even a bucolic rural paradise.

Elenka said...

OMG! How can this be? These are the times when there are no valid explanations. So, so sorry.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

My dear, I was off the blogs yesterday and missed this. I am so very sorry and send prayers.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh dear me. What a tragedy. I feel your pain in your words. MB

Jilly said...

Unbelievable. We live in one crazy world - sometimes - often - it's a joy and other times, totally unfathomable. So sorry.

Julie said...

Have a virtual hug, dear friend
(((((BC)))))

Amin said...

I am so sorry...

Sharon Creech said...

Oh, brattcat! How quickly our worlds turn. So sorry.

slim said...

My thoughts are with you, Brattcat. We never know what life will present to us on a photo walk . . . what a tragedy for your community to get through.

Percy said...

I don't know what comment to leave on reading this post, ........ Just have no words for this