A colleague, Daniel Greenberg, has suffered a devastating loss, that of his two year old son. The newspaper account is here.
I remembered a quote from William Sloane Coffin after the death of his own son, in another terrible car accident. He said "never say untimely violent death is the will of God. At that critical moment, God's heart is the first to break". The eulogy for Alex Coffin is here.
I have no idea what else to say.