OK, it didn't come with a giant leg lamp, but I won the post of the day award from The Rising Blogger (see my big winner's badge over there to the right?)! Heather won it the other day and I suspect she kindly nominated my post from April 17th.
After I hit "publish" on that one I felt a twinge of regret, considering it poorly composed and self-indulgent. I didn't delete it, though, because I thought if I made it a rule that my posts couldn't be poorly composed or self-indulgent, I wouldn't have a blog at all. And besides, it was my best shot, if awkward, at a show of respect for those who were lost and those who lost them.
It's been a couple weeks now and as I expected, the world is charging on, the news is nearly free of mentions of Virginia Tech now...but I still sometimes think about all those people, because I know they are nowhere near moving on yet. It must feel a little like betrayal for the rest of us to be busy with our lives, while they still feel like theirs are ruined. But, as those who have loved ones in Iraq and Afghanistan have pointed out, that is what happens and I just hope they can all find happiness again. Thanks, Rising Blogger (and most likely Heather too) for the recognition!