Her image is burned in my memory. Smiling and appearing happy.
How do you reconcile that image with the next one of her coffin being lowered into the cold ground?
How do you move on when a colleague, a classmate, a friend, a mother is taken from this life in a moment of violence?
How do you stop thinking and imagining what those final moments of her life were like? Did death come quickly? Did she suffer? Was she afraid?
How do you honor her memory when now the focus is on the man accused of her murder? Purple arm bands and purple pins just seem so futile.
How do we ensure justice is served?