What creates a community?
I suppose we could say time. By accident we tend to stumble into each other’s paths sufficient to create some sort of relationship.
I think it’s more than that.
We become a community when we share a common bond. It may come through following the common path of witnessing a local team achieve… or, conversely, fail. It may come through collective festivities… where we party with one another.
However, as is true with friendships, many of our deepest relationships are forged through the fire of adversity. In short, through the crucible of mourning we find comfort with those who are “there” for us.
I wish it weren’t so.
This is diffucult for all of us... not just those who have lost loved ones under similar circumstances- our friends and family casualties to a preventable act- another casualty to a drunk driver. We catch ourselves saying that we shouldn’t have to meet this way so often.
Yet, our hearts are big enough to comfort.
A family needs our encouragement. They are witnessing what happens when a community comes together. Collectively we can provide that added strength that is needed when the burden becomes heavy.
world lost another
young one… Taken far too soon… and
we wish the
For those who wish to offer your
AZCentral): A memorial fund has been set up through
Washington Mutual and
Chase banks to pay for funeral costs. A funeral service will be held at
Friday at the City of
Anyone who wants to help the
Photo Credit: "Lonely Leaf" by Mateusz Stachowski