Empty chairs at empty tables.
I've been a truly blue-hearted bookworm this week because of the Sewol ferry disaster here in South Korea. Like many other people, I'm heartbroken and outraged. My pendulum swings from disgust to sorrow and back again. It's impossible to live in a country for a decade and spend that time working with the younger segment of the population and not be affected. So many words have been said and written and will continue to be, but none will ever be adequate.