Where Were You When?
The Times, reporting on the tragic death of Heath Ledger, interviews a law student on the street:
Others in the crowd said their first reaction to word of his death was disbelief. [X], 24, a law student at New York University, was in a seminar about Jesus when someone sent her a message about Mr. Ledger. She checked the Web, then walked to the apartment “because of the way our generation is; we sort of feel we’re a part of each other’s lives.”
X,* I agree. And, as an interested observer of the lives of others, including law professors, I wonder how Prof. J. H. H. Weiler will feel about this random mention of web surfing during his class in the nation’s paper of record.**
* If you want to see the student’s name, check out the article. But it doesn’t add much to the story to repeat it here.
** At least I think this is the right class. It is the only class in the NYU directory with Jesus in the title, which seems pretty conclusive. It is also a seminar, taught Tuesdays this semester from 4-5:50.