21st CENTURY GRIEF: When personal tragedy is public domain, by Hannah Selinger epitomizes my favorite sort of writing–powerful, emotional, honest, real:

Is it selfish of me to pull Molly away from network news and identify her as a real and specific part of my own life? She was wonderful and sweet and young and this was all very unexpected, and the newscasters could say that a hundred times over, but that would only make it seem more distant, more unreal.

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