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Seung-Hui Cho
A mother's grief [Letter]
A mother's grief [Letter]

Rarely has a column affected me the way Susan Reimer's empathetic understanding of the Columbia Mall shooter's mother did ("Equal measures grief and remorse," Jan. 29). Yes, we do blame parents and relatives in similar situations. That's understandable. But were I in the place of Darion Aguilar's mother, Jordan Aguilar, I too might find myself "struggling for a reason to live." Our culture cherishes privacy, and parents are loath to intrude in their children's cloistered solitude. Yet tragically, that could be a horrible mistake. In a society where "minding your own business" is venerated, we have become accustomed to ignoring...