Definition of tragedy

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    Definition of tragedy

    Words often get used incorrectly and out of context.  But the AH situation is truly a tragedy.

    "A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances." 

    Except, of course, it's not pretend.

    I keep thinking about Lloyd's mom.  When you're a parent, all sorts of awful "what-ifs" regarding your kids play in your head -- from imagining your kid falling down the stairs, to a specific instance like this.  "What must it be like for the parent -- what if that happened to my kid?"  

    But my mind keeps shutting down; she has lost her only boy and I can't even get my head around the size of the hole that's in her heart.  And it won't ever go away.  Ever.  When people lose a child, they change; they still live and love and laugh, but they're different.   Often they become better people, kinder, gentler and more patient.  But the sadness never leaves their eyes and it's palpable; you can feel it in the air around them.  

    The one thing I can't figure out - it seems like Lloyd was a good guy; maybe some shady stuff will come out, but seems like he wasn't a thug, didn't seem to live on the edge; that's where all this falls apart for me...

    Anyway, it's a  tragedy, and so much grief and sadness for so many people to now carry for so long.  

    I believe it's important to search out the positive in even the worst situations.  This one is tough.

    RIP Odin Lloyd.

     

     
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    Re: Definition of tragedy

    In response to fatsam72's comment:

    Words often get used incorrectly and out of context.  But the AH situation is truly a tragedy.

    "A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances." 

    Except, of course, it's not pretend.

    I keep thinking about Lloyd's mom.  When you're a parent, all sorts of awful "what-ifs" regarding your kids play in your head -- from imagining your kid falling down the stairs, to a specific instance like this.  "What must it be like for the parent -- what if that happened to my kid?"  

    But my mind keeps shutting down; she has lost her only boy and I can't even get my head around the size of the hole that's in her heart.  And it won't ever go away.  Ever.  When people lose a child, they change; they still live and love and laugh, but they're different.   Often they become better people, kinder, gentler and more patient.  But the sadness never leaves their eyes and it's palpable; you can feel it in the air around them.  

    The one thing I can't figure out - it seems like Lloyd was a good guy; maybe some shady stuff will come out, but seems like he wasn't a thug, didn't seem to live on the edge; that's where all this falls apart for me...

    Anyway, it's a  tragedy, and so much grief and sadness for so many people to now carry for so long.  

    I believe it's important to search out the positive in even the worst situations.  This one is tough.

    RIP Odin Lloyd.

     



    I agree and it also begs the question how can people who have so much in talent be so far off track.

    Lloyd is the victim of a person (friend) who had so much talent was rewarded for that and also had loss in his life (father) as well as what appears to be a good family.

    There are two mothers who are left with a lot of questions as well as loss.

    How can it have gone so bad?

     

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