This time of year always makes people reflect on the past and think about the future. Many make resolutions and commit to one or more personal goals, projects or to reforming a bad habit over the coming year.
That's what we say when we first learn about an inexplicable tragedy in another's otherwise picturesque life. We struggle to pull sense from the senseless while grudgingly admitting that the full truth will ultimately slide into the dark. Terminal illness stalks a friend.