A young woman died last week. A woman around my age. She was found murdered in a hotel a few blocks from my house.
Did the news talk about it? Not at first. Too many big things happened in the world that day, things that mattered. Things that needed important space on the news websites. Things like Kim Kardashian's divorce. And the number of Kid Rock concerts scheduled in Michigan this summer. You know, the important things.
Eventually it made the news, only to disappear minutes later after Reese Witherspoon's husband got arrested. Again, the important things.
Somewhere, a family learned that the story of their lives has just changed. A light in their lives has been snuffed out. And we just walk by as if nothing has happened, no notice that someone's story is over.
It makes me sad to know that this happened, that a family's life changed forever, and we didn't even blink. We've got to be better than that.