Friday, March 14, 2008

woulda coulda shoulda

The "woulda, coulda, shoulda" has to be eating the hearts of many people today. The person who placed the file in the wrong courtroom, the judge who decided to delay the hearing, the investigators who missed the clues in the murder of the Duke student, the lawyers who got these two guys out of jail so they could hang around free while they waited for court dates. Also, teachers who saw the writing on the wall but were bogged down with paper work and more redeemable students and maybe even trying to figure out how they were going to pay their bills on their meager salaries, the aunts and uncles and grandparents and parents who saw these kids going down the wrong path but didn't or couldn't or wouldn't find a way to help. But I bet it's eating the hearts of the people who loved Abhijit Mahoto and Eve Carson with the most ravenous hunger.

We can't change the past, but it sure can change us.

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