However, within the hope there's been a disturbing amount of venom in the form of people who are quite sure they've got all the facts and are therefore qualified to speak intelligently about the ship, the crew, the company, and any other bit of minutiae that pops into their head. "Experts" who are absolutely sure about how things unfolded on the El Faro and what the outcome will be. I don't know, maybe they're right, but here's my question...
what does it hurt to hope?
Each family has THE most important person in their life unaccounted for right now. Their days and nights are filled with terror, grief, confusion, and I'm sure about a hundred other emotions. So why isn't hope allowed?
Why is it so important for that hope to be smothered with about a dozen worst case scenarios you can think of? Is it imperative to be the first one to think of a terrible outcome? What if you're wrong?
But more importantly, who gives a shit if you turn out being right.
So stretch your mind, have a feeling, and whatever you typed into the comment section on Facebook just now, delete it. You're writing about someone's son, someone's daughter, someone's parent, someone's partner. Give them the consideration they'd most certainly give you if the roles were reversed...please.
|These girls have the right idea.|
And in the meantime, I'm going to hope against all hope, just as I know all of the other families who don't have loved ones on the El Faro will. For the crew, for their families, for their friends. They deserve our hope, they deserve every last bit of it, and guess what? They deserve it from you, too. Go on try, it doesn't hurt.