o lord, give to the departed eternal rest; let light perpetual shine upon them.
I get so wrapped up in the day to day that I forget this day is different from any other Thursday. I lost no one seven years ago, have lost no one since then except to old age or cancer. There are no missing pieces in my life, no ragged edges to remind me of what happened then. No relative or friend or coworker of mine grieves this day--or if they do, they haven't shared it with me. I seem to exist in a little bubble, untouched by the tragedy. But this is no excuse for my forgetting.