Please spare my sharing of this story, but it has affected me deeply. A friend of mine from graduate school, Amy Chesbro, has died -- she was a victim of domestic violence. The sister of Amy's transgendered fiance shot and murdered Amy. The exact motive is not yet known, but how can something so tragic have reason?
As always seems to happen, I haven't kept in touch with Amy in recent years, but I always remembered her as a compassionate, kind-hearted person who wanted to help others. I felt her spirit was noble and her heart was free.
I cannot believe someone so beautiful could be tragically taken from this world.