Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thoughts for Chuck Butcher in a Terrible Time

A recent aquaintance and the person I think of as The Bravest Person In Baker County, Chuck Butcher, has suffered a tragic, tragic loss.

In my opinion, some thoughts by all kind and decent people should be sent his way. A word of support on his blog would not be at all amiss if you have any compassion at all.

As the son of a mother who's had to lay a child to rest, I can tell you that most parents would trade Sisyphus's own task if they never had to deal with the task of the passing of one's child.

That being said, I won't say I know what Chuck's feeling, for certain reasons. My late brother was taken by an accident. But I've already probably come off as a little too haughty and familiar, so I have a better idea: go read Chuck's heartachingly honest eulogy about his son, where he lays it all out for you and, while I'm guessing he didn't intend to, make you think about why such things happen.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the very kind words, I hope that there is something in this for others, a caution, an encouragement, or a way to grow. Evidently over 3000 people have come in to read, I can only hope that some took something away for themselves, that putting words to tragedy gave some more meaning to it.