(A total of 38 people were killed in a ferry collison in Hong Kong two days ago.)
A former student, a young teacher, experienced the saddest day of her teaching career, as one of her students was involved in the ferry collison. I recall how some years ago I learnt from the news of the passing away, in an accident, of a former student who, while she was living, had often shared her joys and dreams and worries with me.
In our daily hustle and bustle, we often forget how fragile human lives can be. We live as if all other people, and we ourselves, would live forever. We fill our days with indifference, if not anger or hatred, towards other people. But no, even a most mundane accident on a most mundane day can take away a life. While we are here, let us be a little kinder to each other, and to ourselves.