295 Souls

I’m sorry, but there will not be a new post tonight.

I will be taking this time to honor the souls aboard the Malaysian flight who perished in a truly horrific act of violence.

We lost 295 innocent people. That’s 295 mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, cousins, and friends. And we have no remains to mourn. There will be no closure, and there shouldn’t be. We need to remember what happened today, and we need to make sure that it never happens again.

The amount of time it takes you to scroll to the end of this post, through these numbers, is about the same amount of time it took to destroy 295 lives. We need to think about the impact of our actions. We need to remember the value of a single human life.

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Gone.

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