It is rare to be stuck for words, but today was one of those times, as I learnt the family members killed in the Lower Hutt car crash were people I know. They were the father, brother and wife of one my colleagues at InternetNZ who in fact is overseas at the ICANN meeting.
Any death of a loved one is a tragedy. But I can not comprehend the grief to lose your parent, sibling and spouse together. I don’t even know what words one can say to convey your sorrow – words seem so inadequate.
Life is so senseless from time to time.
UPDATE: The Sunday Star-Times has further details.