You know what makes me smile? Knowing that all of those students, teachers, adults and kids are already with their families. We may not see them, but they’re there. They are probably wiping their parents’ tears, telling them not to cry and that they are in a better place and that they are always there for them. Wanting to take their hand and scream, “I’m here, mom, dad!! Stop crying!!”
You know what else makes me smile? Imagining those students walking around their school, quietly encouraging their friends, wanting to wipe away each and every tear they shed and wanting to wash their pain. Cheering for them, yelling at them when they want to give up already.
Imagine. Those students playing pranks, wanting their family and friends to finally smile, to finally forget, to finally push the pain away and realize the fact that they’ll always be there. Just imagine; those students, teachers and adults writing a message that says, “Be happy. Stop crying, beat the pain and remember that I’m always here.”
It may be hard for the parents, but it was even harder for those students inside the ferry. The fear, how scared they were, all of their regrets that suddenly came rushing in, the longing, the panic, anger, frustration… The UNFAIR. Why? Why should over 300 young adults, teachers, parents and even a KID, lose their own lives for a captain who saved his own? Selfish, so freaking selfish.
Rest In Peace. Most of us may not know all of you, but just so you know, we love you and care for you.