I was going to write something long, deep and hopefully meaningful about the video that follows, but it doesn’t need me for that. It’s a story that took place not far from where I live. I read about it in the paper the morning after it happened. It was the type of story that made me question everything, curse the world and hold my children tight until they begged me to let them go.

It is about young people losing their way and the demons of their own creation. It is about their doings begetting their undoing.

It is about a woman named Erin, and how one blink is all that stands between dreams and a nightmare. It is about a man named Brian Wood, and how one tragic, selfless act said more of love, sacrifice and fatherhood than any man should ever have to.

His actions said everything.