lost tear

I have fucking chills watching the vegas opening show. introducing a first responder and having a player skate out with them? warriors by imagine dragons? #VegasStrong everywhere? I was already near tears.

and then they had some survivors of the shooting do the puck drop? 58 seconds for each of the individuals who lost their lives? and then they projected their names onto the ice and i think the band that was playing during the shooting sang the national anthem and I just -

This was a beautiful memorial opening show that was respectful and sad, but with a tone of hope and strength. Well done, knights. Well done.

did no one else catch this parallel? because i did and it has me shook.
  • City of Lost Souls: "Look at these," [Isabelle] said, touching the white scars of healed marks that covered her silvery skin—on her throat, on her arms, on the curves of her breasts. "Ugly, aren't they?"
  • "Nothing about you is ugly , Izzy," said Simon, honestly shocked.
  • Stars to Burn: "Your scars have healed well," Kieran said; some months before, Mark had been whipped by members of the Hunt, angry at the Shadowhunter government.
  • Mark drew back slightly. "But they are still ugly—"
  • "Nothing about you is ugly," Kieran said, and because he could not lie, Mark knew he meant it.
Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.
—  Mitch Albom (born on this day in 1958)