Not that my thoughts matter in a tragic situation like this. My heart goes out to all the families that lost a loved one from this tragic accident. However, I am tired of seeing Facebook posts and articles telling people how to feel, what to do, and what to say. In a time of grief let people grieve the best way they know-how.
Of course, I did not know Kobe personally, but it still came as a shock when I found out the news. When it first broke there was a lot of confusion as to who exactly was on the flight. Finally, there is clarity on what happened and more information is coming out about the crash as time goes on.
His death hits hard because it came out of nowhere. When tragedies like this happen, I can not help but think what were their final thoughts? I wonder if they knew they were going to lose their lives and how they felt in their final moments? I wonder if they suffered or were they afraid? I can only imagine. I don’t allow myself to think too deeply about this because this can cause me to fear for my own life. This tragedy is not about me. It is a real event and I feel for their families.
There is not much you can say as an outsider or even do because I bet those families wish they can bring their loved ones back more than anything. I bet they wished they could give their last goodbyes and a final squeeze. I will keep their families in my prayers. May the memory of the Black Mamba live forever. RIP.
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NTSB details the final moments of the helicopter before it crashed, killing Kobe Bryant and 8 others By Darran Simon, Christina Maxouris and Holly Yan, https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/27/us/calabasas-helicopter-crash-kobe-bryant-monday/index.html
Why Kobe Bryant gave himself the nickname ‘Black Mamba’ By Alicia Lee
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