The ABC's Geoff Thompson reflects on the Indonesian air crash, and expresses some of unspoken sentiment that's permeated the media, and our office, in recent days.
The questions of "why?" and "why not me?" could drive you mad if you let them but that's not really what's been bugging me, though it is just as inexpressible. It's the really hard question of what, and how much, one should feel when another person dies.
I knew two people who died in that crash. What does it mean to know someone exactly? How do you quantify knowing somebody, especially once they are dead?
I really didn't know Morgan that well. But his loss still affected me in ways I've struggled to understand. I think that's part of being human. Thanks Geoff for getting us closer to understanding those emotions.