In a reply to my Christmas letter, one relative noted that her nephew died in the fire at the Ghost Ship in Oakland, California.
I responded with
"Your note about your nephew’s death reinforces my belief that we are all connected, often by far less than six degrees of separation.
“Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”
- John Donne