An article concerning a family that was torn apart by a senseless car crash (teenagers street racing) moved me recently. The parents died and the children survived but with significant injuries. It made me think about the anguish the children must be experiencing, especially during the holidays when friends and family normally gather together in the warmth and security of their homes. The sense of togetherness must take on a completely different meaning for them. Having experienced the loss of many loved ones, I too have begun to see togetherness in a different light. There is a sense of joy mingled with sorrow ... a deep appreciation but an ineffable sense of grief.