Today is Boxing Day, the day that follows Christmas.
Boxing Day, indeed. Last year, there were a lot of people being put into boxes...the ones that were not lost to the ravening sea. For it was a year ago today that one of the biggest disasters to take place in our collective lifetimes occurred in the Indian Ocean - the Great Tsunami of 2004 that claimed roughly 273,000 human lives.
Even as the survivors continue to try to put their lives back together, it is appropriate for us to remember those lost, and to reflect upon the fragility of our lives. Many of us are with family and friends as we celebrate our manifold Holiday Observances. Let us all be thankful that we are able to share their company.