As tragic as the total number is, this is as good a time as any to reflect on what it means:
- 2,000 families have lost a loved one.
- 2,000 brothers, sisters, moms, dads, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, friends...all gone.
- 2,000 people frozen in time, who will never fulfill their destiny.
- Countless others left behind, their lives going on, somehow, without them.
I guess if we all spent enough time searching, we could find similar stories about the other 1,999. Of course, by then, that number will have tragically grown even larger.
Your turn: Why?