Klytus (klytus) wrote,

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Less than half an hour before I left work yesterday, I was given the news that a co-worker whose desk is about 10 feet away from mine will not be returning to work... on account that she was murdered last night.

That is not hyperbole.

I'm not going to post the link, but if you Google "murder suicide Aldie VA" she was the victim. I didn't know her well, but she was no stranger, either.

I gotta tell you, for all the crime dramas, murder mysteries, and cop shows I've seen over the years, nothing prepares you for being one-degree of separation from the victim of a homicide. Nothing. And yet, I was nowhere near as shaken as the man who told me - the man who hired her for the help desk a few months ago. And I can only image what her mother (also shot, but not killed) and her children (also on the scene, uninjured) must be enduring.

My friends... cherish everyone you know and love. Cherish every moment of every day you have with them. You never know when the worst might happen, and just like that, they are no longer among us.
Tags: life, random musings, work
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