Boys on a Roof

On Saturday night, still visiting my daughters at college, we were walking back to our B&B after getting ice cream. We passed along a row of fraternity houses. On the steep roof of one of the houses (a three-story house) was a group of college boys…walking on the steepest pitch of the roof, for no apparent reason.

Kind of gave me a different perspective about those stories of college tragedies. Imagine, for example, a headline on tomorrow’s paper that might read, “Twenty-year old plunges headfirst to death from the roof of a fraternity house.”

If the boys were so careless about the preciousness and fragility of their lives…well, it’s their lives to waste.

I’ll still feel sorry for the parents, though.

Actually, I felt sorry for them even without a tragedy.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.