I have seen the results of natural disasters. I have witnessed the outcome of human rights abuses in civil-war torn countries. I have had to talk to people who have lost limbs and family members under the worst circumstances. I am working right now in a reconstruction project in an African country which underwent one of the longest and most brutal civil wars in recent history. And yet ...
somehow I have been prepared as a professional to deal with all of it. Sure, there are memories and images that will never be erased from my memory. But I was not put down as if when my family members or friends passed away. Somehow, I was prepared to deal with those tragic circumstances. I knew I HAD to do so in order to be able to work in the aftermath of tragedies. People looked and still look up to me to find answers, hope and inspiration towards a hopefully brighter future ahead.
So, what the hell is going on with me right now? Somehow, this was different. Very different. This time this tragedy did hit home. Now, after several decades, I know that I am REALLY a Washington Redskins fan. Think what you might about our games mistakes, right now I would not wish to have ANY OTHER coach than Joe Gibbs. This time his inspiration and personal values are key to live through this tragedy.
I have little time to mourn. Tomorrow morning, I will have to wake up and start a new days for others here. There are lives to improve. There is too much at stake to look back and mourn not only my loss but theirs.
Rest in peace Sean Taylor. We love you man.
Daniel Snyder has defined incompetence, failure and greed to true Washington Redskins fans for over a decade and a half. Stay away from football operations !!!