Day 38: A Tragic Loss

Day44_DaveInskeepYesterday I found out someone I knew died suddenly this week. He was not a close friend, a mere acquaintance and colleague. I had friendly conversations with him from time to time but never knew him much outside work. Why then do I feel so devastated? I had friends lose a parent long before I did and I remember feeling sorry for them. But it was at a distance. I didn’t understand the impact the death of someone can have. When I suddenly lost my mother my eyes were opened. The loss of a life that is close to you burns your insides. And they say the pain of losing a child is exponentially worse. I cannot even imagine that level of suffering. The thought of people having to go through it is almost unbearable. It doesn’t seem fair that the world won’t slow down for a little while after losing something so valuable. It just keeps going like nothing happened. I will still go to the gym today. I will still work on my basement. I will still get together with my family. But I will be thinking of Dave and of those he left behind for a long long time. I am so deeply sorry for their loss. He seemed like a great and talented guy.


  1. Aunt Glenda Said,

    February 13, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

    I hope you will share these heartfelt words with Dave’s family. They brought tears to my eyes.

  2. Karen Ramirez Said,

    February 14, 2010 @ 8:13 am

    Thank you, Aunt Glenda. I will do that.

  3. Kim Adams Said,

    February 14, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    I agree, beautiful

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