Seems impossible to believe Kobe died in a helicopter crash and harder to reconcile that I am connected to some of the other victims.
Not in a “hey, I know them kind of way” but in the I know a teacher whose student just lost her entire family.
One moment she had parents and a sister and now they are all gone.
It is another reminder about how tenuous our grip upon life is and how easily it can be severed.
Kobe was an interesting character, far more than just a basketball player but now we’ll never see where that curiosity and drive would take him too.