Making Sense of the senseless

This article was written in response to the sudden and tragic death of someone too young in years and someone enduringly precious to a family so close to my heart (http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2015/03/16/new-paltz-high-school-student-dies/24856873/). It has no bearing on my thru-hike other than the fact that my misfortune proved to be yet another almost auspicious occurrence and reason for me to be grateful to be home with family and friends. What is life but one big story, an allegory written through the experiences...