In the Absence of Words

A few days ago I told my good friend I wished to see her because it has been far too long.Tonight that wish came true, but I wish it hadn’t because the circumstances of which we were reunited are those I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
I spent the day with a heavy heart: mourning three individuals whose lives were ended far too soon. Individuals who I had met and shared several mutual friends with.
As I attempted to comfort those friends, I found myself at a loss for words. There simply aren’t words in any human language to express the loss of Deah, Yusor, Razan. In the absence of words, all I can do is pray. So I’ll go to bed tonight with a prayerful heart; hoping their families find peace, and wishing the positive energy these three carried with them in their lives still has a way to touch us all.