We also plan to watch this video of Tanner Hall breaking his calcaneuses. (Actually, Tanner Hall broke both ankles in addition to both calcaneuses.) This video is a bit graphic but it shows some rehab footage that I find rather touching. Touching in a Wow-The-Human-Spirit-Always-Prevails kind of way. Speaking of human spirit - have I told you how awesomely Spouse whethered that storm? Spouse whethered that storm with the strength and willpower of eight Tanner Halls. And two cheetahs. And three guinea pigs. And four or five pin cushions.
In a weird way, I will forever miss that summer for it was a summer of love. Tragedy is good. Tragedy is a great opportunity to show the world, and mostly yourself, what you're made of. It's a great opportunity to practice humility, kindness and service. A "good" tragedy can also make our lives easier by forcing us to align our priorities. Suddenly, as if by magic, you can clearly see what is important.
I've seen a few tragic incidents since then and I always look to them in a sacred kind of yearning awe. I know that the victims of these "good" tragedies have had their priorities magically aligned. Aligned in a way that only a "good" tragedy can facilitate.