21 March 2007
As the father of a 3-1/2 year old boy, I mourn the death of Christopher and hope that his parents have the strength to bear this terrible loss. I can't help but fixate more on the how than the why.. because it is the thought of a child being injured and terrified by events not in their control, which gives parents the most pain. Back before Reis was born, I didn't give such stories a second glance. Nowadays they attract me for whatever reason. The pain which this family now endures, I swear I can feel it... it's as if the marrow in my bones is sizzling. This is no special distinction other than perhaps, being a fellow parent. I wish I could take some of their pain away and give them some relief. But no, I only add to the collective pain of all the like minded ones who read this story and also mourn the child of another. As it should be.
Posted by IMA at 3/21/2007