Random Thought

Dave Killion — January 19, 2013

Children who lose their parents are called ‘orphans’. Women who lose their husbands are ‘widows’, and husbands who lose their wives are ‘widowers’. But until recent times (and still, in some places) the loss of one’s child has been so commonplace that there is no special designation for the surviving parents. It is a testimony to the resilience and strength of the human spirit that countless millions have suffered such tremendous losses, yet managed to recover and go on to embrace life again.

A friend and supporter of the Victoria Libertarian Book Club (who shall remain nameless out of respect for his privacy) lost both his wife and his 17-year-old son to a fire in his home yesterday. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to him in this dark time.

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