The semi-colon has become a symbol of those whose stories have not ended. This week 50 stories came to an abrupt, tragic end. At the same time countless stories are carrying on – on with the pain of loss, with memories that will never be made and hearts heavy with grief. But also carrying on to honor those who are gone. Gone from Orlando, murdered in the streets of our country and around the world, or by their own hand after the rejection, shame and guilt heaped on them by peers, parents and civic and spiritual leaders.
50 periods. Infinite semi-colons.