Friday, 8 December 2006

Besetting sadness

Blogging seems like a trivial exercise in comparison with Chris's death. However I suggest that even making that observation which helps us to properly contextualise both things is worthwhile.
I am deeply saddened by it all. Terrified like all parents of the death of one's own child, it is unimaginable to think what Steve and Judy and Michael must be going through.
Steve wrote yesterday that Judy wrapped Chris in the special quilt that had been made for him while he was in hospital and I was reminded (on this her feast day) of how another Mother wrapped her son when she took his body from the soldiers.
No mother should have to do it. Too many do have to.

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