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Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 12:24:50
Subject: The Litany of Bodies Unending
From: jackdmonk@enteract.com
To: berto_alto@tank20.com


Just in the past week:

A Naperville man stabbed and murdered his wife, got in a car with his daughter, drove to Iowa, and rammed a truck, killing himself and his daughter.

A 42-year-old marketing executive was found with her throat slashed in her Lake Point Tower Apartment.

The body of a 5-year-old girl was found in a rugged, heavily forested area in Cleveland National Forest. The abductor had lured the girl away from a board game with her friend with a story about a missing dog.

An angry mob on the South Side of Chicago beat two men who had stopped after running over a pedestrian. The pedestrian is dead. The two drivers are also dead, their skulls crushed by bricks hurled at them by the mob.

A 39-year-old handyman was found hanging in an Indiana basement. Also found on the floor of the basement were the bodies of two boys, 15 and 11, whom he apparently strangled before committing suicide.

And so many others. So many that the newspapers couldn't possibly note them all.

And I've learned that you are in the hospital, and believe yourself to be living in another time, in another place.

I don't begrudge you your escape from now.

What, after all, does one "get better" for?

Where does one go to in this "civil" society to find a bit of human decency?