|This is not me, but you knew that, right? Image from here.|
A touch of red to show support for the grieving family of Daniel Morcombe. A touch of red in honour of families with missing children.
I was not alone in my colour preference today. There were others like me following the wishes of Mr and Mrs Morcombe. We nodded and smiled across the carriage on the train and in the staff cafeteria at work.
This small gesture got people talking. This is a good thing. I heard whispered stories about near misses at the shopping centre, about children who have gone missing (most of whom returned home), and about holding loved ones close.
The Morcombe family have been remarkable throughout their eight year long ordeal. They have been so brave and strong and a reminder that this sort of thing can happen to ordinary people.
I hope they find some way forward with the resolution of this case. I hope they find some sense of closure now that the suspected person responsible is facing justice.
Did you wear red today?