Monday, July 21, 2014
I DON'T UNDERSTAND... (again!)
We've all seen the images in the news about the downed Malaysian Airliner. The fact that it was shot down by some disgruntled dissidents makes this a tragedy on multiple levels. The loss to more than 300 families is incalculable, although the lawyers will put a price on each one I'm sure.
What I don't understand is, the need to visit the crash site.
I've lost a few family members in a number of ways. My thoughts of them are about their LIFE, not their passing. I want to recall images of the good times, when their spirit was shining it's brightest. I'll remember the silly things that made them unique, like their snorty laugh or the fact they could balance a spoon on their nose. Those are the memories I'll always treasure.
The ones I forget are when, where, and why they left us. The finality of death is incomparable, so maybe I find it easy to let it go. I don't know.
You see memorials on the side of the road all the time. Again, this is a site of someone's passing and I can't get it through my head why I would want to even recognize it. Seems like something I want to forget. Maybe someone can help me out here, but I just don't understand....