The temperature is rising, 31c here in the Flathead Valley Montana. And having just returned from a trip in a hot car my mind is returning to an article sent me earlier in the year. Yes, now is the time to link to this article, Fatal Distraction Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake.: Written by Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post.
Here is an extract from a congratulatory piece on winning the Pulitzer. Fatal Distraction is hard to read and at the same time deeply compassionate.
It’s a masterpiece. And it’s brutal. If you’re having a wonderful day, and are in high spirits, maybe you shouldn’t read it. But it’s a deserving winner, (Pulitzer Prize) and while we’ll never know for sure, I personally prefer to believe that this piece (written by Washington Post Staff Writer Gene Weingarten) has already saved many lives. That’s a fine thing to be able to say about a piece of writing!
Thanks to Julius for the link.