Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Silent scream

I've been thinking today about Edvard Munch's astounding 1893 painting, "Silent Scream." Sure, it's become kind of a cult/kitsch image, used on everything from T-shirts to beer mugs. But today, in the wake of the worst mass killing ever to take place in the United States, it captures so accurately the emotions of those of us who work and study on U.S. campuses.

As you might guess, it's a bit busy in the university's news service today, so I'll edit this post later. But this is where my head is at the moment ...

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