Life/Death, Ctd

A reader writes:

As the father of two very young boys, there is a deep empathetic sorrow when looking at those photos.  We forget, in an era of camera phones, that those images were meant to be the last and perhaps only reminder of deepest love, affection and tenderness. It is not about death.  It is about memory.  Our terribly human and ultimately feeble attempt to hold onto that which is gone from us.