I've started and stopped and deleted and rewritten this so many times because what do I say? What can I say? What do I say to mothers and fathers who have lost their sons and daughters, wives and husbands who have unwillingly separated from their spouses, children who have come home to no fathers and no mothers and families who have buried their brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends? What could I possibly say that would console or make them feel better even in the slightest?
How many of you have ever had that moment in a math test when you open up the paper and see "that question?"
Do they whisper sweet secrets to each other?