Monday, May 09, 2005

Any man's death diminishes me

In 1623 John Donne wrote, "Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." Strange how these poignant words written so long ago echo this day among the still scarred canyons of Los Alamos.

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Todd Kauppila yet I have no real understanding of the intense weight that this man bore for himself, for his family, and for all who seek justice and fairness. His death is a death we share. The bell that tolls for him tolls for all each of us.

My heart and prayers go out for this brother and for his wife Sara and their children, John and Tia. I pray that in the quiet hours that will come, they will come to find the peace that passes all understanding.

Terry Hawkins

Thanks Terry for making your presence known. Your kind words for Todd's family and his memory speak for me in this time of few words. You do also speak to us from the few of those who were at the highest levels of our Laboratory who did indeed care. My sincere condolences and prayers for healing to Todd's family. Terry, my wishes for the very best for you and yours.
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