Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dead hiker fell in love with Seattle, brother says

A headline from today's Seattle Times. I don't want to be glib about this incident. It's a sad story. But I can't get over the phrasing. Shouldn't the headline instead say something like "Now dead hiker fell in love with Seattle, brother says"? I keep seeing this image of a zombie wandering the streets of Seattle.

Anyway, the man in this story used his body to shield his wife from a late spring storm on Mt. Rainer, and that's part of why he passed away. Hero is a term that gets wrongly thrown around a lot, but at least for his wife, this man was a hero.

1 comment:

Shai Hulud said...

Actually, you don't seem glib, this dumb headline seems glib in its laziness. For fuck sake people put a little more effort into the headline for a guy who gave his life for his wife in this way.