I love this beach. I prefer not to share it, because like many of the places that I used to have to myself, it will cease to be satisfying when many others seek the same pleasure that I find there. It is a selfish and declining luxury as travel becomes cheaper and hundreds of millions of people seek to experience as much of life as they can.
Yet it is a human desire to share peaceful and pleasant experiences. As a boy and a young man, I was blessed with things that are not available to my children and grandchildren, but still, there is much for them. That is no longer so for the young people slaughtered for being at the wrong place and at the wrong time. It should not have been as they were in the right place for their self-improvement and study, working to build a future. Their future was stolen from them.
The sacrifice of their families and a life of promise were ended in horror and fear. I still can enjoy what they never will know. How could a world with such beauty be so cruel?