whenever you hear about accidents and incidents on the news you always feel removed from it. its so commonplace, that you become almost desensitized to it. that is the sad reality of it: you feel upset for a moment but go on about your day. but these messages from the ferry incident today in korea. they reminded me to care. they gave me chills. the worry of a mother when her son is no longer responding to her messages? that could be my mother. yours. this lends a human face to tragedy. suddenly you can picture yourself on that capsizing boat, the picture of youth and terrified out of your mind. cold. tired. scared. not knowing if you would be saved. so tonight my heart is heavy. i am filled with remorse and sadness. i go to bed knowing that life is fleeting. never take it for granted because we don’t get second chances.