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In Memoriam

God's Away On Business

Victims of Metrolink Train Crash 9/12/2008
Christopher Aiken, 38; Dennis V. Arnold, 75, Camarillo; Dean Lafoy Brower, 51; Alan Lloyd Buckley, 59, Moorpark; Yi Chao, 71; Spree DeSha, 35, Simi Valley; Walter Arney Fuller, 54, Simi Valley; Michael A. Hammersly, 45; Jacob Alan Hefter, 18, Palmdale; Kari Hsieh; Ernest Stephen Kish II, 47, Thousand Oaks; Gregory Lintner, 48, Simi Valley; Paul Long, 56, Moorpark; Manuel Macias, 31, Santa Paula; Aida Magdeleno, 19; Charles E. Peck, 58, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Howard Barry Pompel, 69, Moorpark; Donna Lynn Ramata, 49, Simi Valley; Doyle Jay Souser, 56, Camarillo; Maria Elena Villalobos, 18, Moorpark; Female (next of kin not notified); Male (next of kin not notified); Male (next of kin not notified); Male (unidentified); Metrolink engineer (name not released).

Note: the Ventura County Star has created guestbooks and memorial sites for all of the victims.

My heart goes out to all of the families and friends of the victims. This train is one that Sticks rides regularly. He has a late class on Friday and had to drive. Had he taken the train on a normal day, this would have been his train. As well,another one of the victims listed here is the close friend of a close friend…gratitude and grief, comingled…

Love is itself unmoving,
Only the cause and end of movement,
Timeless, and undesiring
Except in the aspect of time
Caught in the form of limitation
Between un-being and being.
Sudden in a shaft of sunlight
Even while the dust moves
There rises the hidden laughter
Of children in the foliage
Quick now, here, now, always—
Ridiculous the waste sad time
Stretching before and after.

Remember them, even if you did not know them. Because they represent the urgency, the fierce urgency, of now.

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