Friday, February 22, 2008

Consideration of a Death

How is it that these things happen?

A good friend of mine, James, just messaged me with news that the father of a girl we both know was just killed in a motorcycle accident today. He was escorting presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to a rally in Oak Cliff when his motorcycle hit a curb and he lost control.

For purposes of keeping up the girl’s privacy, I will not mention her name. But she is an incredibly nice, bright, and funny person. For such a thing to happen to her of all people brings tears to my eyes. I don’t even know her that well, but I know she’s a great person that must be going through so much turmoil right now. I realize that one cannot say, “I hope things will get better,” because even though they will after a long period of time, it seems to be an empty statement, somehow. All I know is that I want somebody like her to be happy, and not have to go through a time like this.

So today, I pray in memory of her father - a man that I do not know, but I am certain to be wonderful for having brought up this girl.

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