There are several phrases in the English language that we utter fairly frequently without truly recognizing their meaning. They are used commonly in conversation without true regard for the depth that these phrases can impart. Today I felt the incredible intensity of one of those over-used expressions.
My best friend lost her brother in what can aptly be described as a senseless tragedy. Nothing about his passing makes any sense whatsoever. He was young. He was paving his path to success and happiness. He had faced his demons and won. So why now? Why would he be taken in such a random accident so long before what should have been his time? Why are there no acceptable answers to these questions?
These accidents, these random moments in time that can alter the reality of so many, seem so absurd, so unfair. I cannot write with the perspective I usually have because I am so broken by this senseless tragedy. So many lives have been forever changed by the loss of his gregarious spirit. So many futures will be altered by the lack of his presence. There was absolutely no reason for this catastrophe.
The only thing I have to help me through this is my words. My heavy heart aches for my best friend and her family. I have suffered losses in my life, and one very recently, but none compare to the one that they are now faced with. I can only hope that the embrace of loved ones and the sharing of memories can help alleviate some of their sorrow. Rest in peace, Cameron. You will be missed.