One month ago today, a terrible tragedy swept through our tiny little island community. So much happened in just a short moment; four lives were lost, one was grievously injured, and countless others were changed forever.
Words are just as hard to find now as they were twenty-eight days ago, and so we speak through our actions. We wake up, place our feet on the ground and begin taking whatever steps we can towards the new normal. But always, we carry those we have loved and lost in our hearts; we remember them in shared memories and familiar songs, we speak to them in quiet moments, but most importantly, we keep them alive in our actions.
Death ends a life, but it cannot end love. Love lives on forever in our actions towards one another. When we strive to make others smile, to withhold prejudgement, to work hard, to be compassionate and honest, that love continues on.
By all means, be sad. Be angry, be imperfect. But when it comes down to it, be love. Because love transcends all things.