There are some experiences which are seared into our brains. Usually, they are traumatic memories. Why the mind works like that is a mystery. It would be better to have the ability to forget, but then perhaps the experience would be more likely to reoccur.
Denis Padovano has such a memory. Today marks the seventh-year memorial of the death of his 11-year-old son Kevin. It was an especially painful loss because Kevin’s mother, Veronica, had died two years earlier from leukemia. Denis and Veronica were not married although they lived together and were very much in love.
The boy had fallen through the ice while playing on the frozen over Grate Pond in the middle of Central Park. Kevin's friends watched him plunge through the ice and ran for help. By the time the boy’s lifeless body could be recovered from the frigid water he was long gone.
Denis misses his family. He continually relives the events of that cold and tragic day; how he ran to the park. There he met a crowd of curious onlookers surrounding the emergency responders who were struggling in vain to revive his son. It was a hopeless case. The boy’s cold blueish corpse had been submerged for more than twenty minutes. He was long gone.
Today, Denis has traveled back to the park hoping finally to put an end to his lonely nightmares. Today Denis will join his son’s soul under the ice.
Hi, I'm Lester Patterson,