Hokie Hope: support VT tomorrow

Join us for Hokie Hope day – wear your orange and maroon on Friday (tomorrow).

And on the same note, many of you know that I pin-up quotes that I find to be inspiring next to my desk at work.  I’ve added a new one…

"We are Virginia Tech.

We are sad today and we will be sad for quite awhile.
We are not moving on, we are embracing our mourning.

We are Virginia Tech.

We are strong enough to know when to cry
and sad enough to know we must laugh again.

We are Virginia Tech.

We do not understand this tragedy.
We know we did not deserve it
but neither does a child in Africa dying of AIDS,
but neither do the invisible children walking the night to avoid being captured by a rogue army.
Neither does the baby elephant watching his community be devastated for ivory;
neither does the Appalachian infant killed in the middle of the night in his crib in the home his father built with his own hands being run over by a boulder because the land was destabilized.
No one deserves a tragedy.

We are Virginia Tech.

The Hokier Nation embraces our own with open heart and hands to those who offer their hearts and minds.
We are strong and brave and innocent and unafraid.
We are better than we think, not quite what we want to be.
We are alive to the imagination and the possibility we will continue to invent the future through our blood and tears, through all this sadness.

We are the Hokies.

We will prevail, we will prevail.

We are Virginia Tech."

– Nikki Giovanni, April 17, 2007

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