Day 2583: What do you have to say?

What do you have to say when a 41-year-old sports superstar, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven other irreplaceable people die in a helicopter crash?

Maybe you don’t have to say anything.  Maybe you can just be.






When I typed in “moment of silence” on YouTube, it automatically filled in “moment of silence for Kobe” and shared this, this, this, this, and this:

Also moments of silence for Gianna Bryant, Alyssa Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, John AltobelliChristina Mauser, and all who died tragically.

Thank you, again,  for being here, now.


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26 thoughts on “Day 2583: What do you have to say?

  1. it’s memorial day for the millions who died in Auschwitz. Maybe we get reminders of the grief that others suffer, often we forget to change our ways, bless Kobe, he and his pals are good guys, amen

  2. Another reason to take stock, Ann.

  3. When grief touches us, even from a distance, it is a reminder of those we have loved and lost, and for all who have suffered the same fate. We feel it.

  4. We saw this on our news an hour ago and both considered it tragic for any father and daughter.

  5. So sad! ಠ╭╮ಠ

  6. Tragedy reminds us that we must live in the moment as much as possible. Tell the people in your life that you love them. Life is precious and short and then we travel into another plane. In case you don’t know it or if nobody told you today and you’re reading this, I love you. Be the change you want to see in our world. Peace, love and light to you…thank you💜🙏

  7. This morning I learned that Kobe Bryant was fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian, and that at least once he used all three languages in a single press conference. The sudden loss of someone so intelligent and eloquent simply leaves me speechless.

  8. puella33

    Death , is beyond comprehension. Why we die, at what age we die, and how we die is a mystery. It’s one of those metaphysical questions to which there is no definite answer. It is always sad news. I wonder why people only say something good about a person after he/she dies and not while alive.

  9. I say let’s have a personal moment of silence every single day to remember all of the nameless individuals who are so readily forgotten.

  10. Death is terrible and everyone is different with how they deal with it

  11. It’s absolutely painful to think of this weekend’s terrible accident and the loss of people in the prime of their lives. Here in Southern California Kobe was well known as a very kind and unpretentious individual, despite his fame. I have friends in retail and food service jobs who interacted with him and Vanessa, and they were always highly complimentary about how undemanding and kind the couple were to servers and employees. That may not seem like much, but here in Los Angeles with the abundance of celebrity, some of the stories I hear are more about rude and officious behavior. There are a lot of grieving hearts. I’d say that today a lot of other things felt a bit less important to me!

  12. A therapist once said to me, “Every loss recalls every other loss.” When death feels so close, as it does in this case because of Kobe Bryant’s celebrity, it brings with it fresh pain but also the pain of other losses we have had to endure. I feel Vanessa Bryant’s and her surviving children’s pain because I’ve been there and it’s horrific. I weep for all the families.

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