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A woman was tragically struck by lightning minutes before her boyfriend was going to propose.
posted by rageagainsttherobots (22 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: It's a sad story but it's also basically news-of-the-weird and maybe not good fodder for a post as such. -- cortex



 
Face kind of frozen here
posted by Burhanistan at 4:38 PM on June 8, 2010


IT'S LIKE RAAA-AAAIN ON YOUR... oh.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 4:39 PM on June 8, 2010 [7 favorites]


That'll teach 'em.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:39 PM on June 8, 2010


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posted by smackfu at 4:40 PM on June 8, 2010


It's God's way of saying "Look, I just don't think you're right for each other."
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:42 PM on June 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is an example of something I really didn't need to know about.
posted by pziemba at 4:44 PM on June 8, 2010


Dammit, rage, I lay awake last night thinking about this and feeling guilty about caring more about this than, you know, tsunamis and earthquakes and genocides, and also for not being a 'good boyfriend' and for making this whole thing more about me than the people who's lives have been ended and destroyed by this.

But yeah, this has had a profound on effect on me - I don't want to waste a moment.

Not so sure I believe her last words really were "Look how beautiful it is" - From my experience, last words are usually much less meaningful and articulate, but I don't begrudge him that.

On preview: You're all assholes.
posted by doublehappy at 4:45 PM on June 8, 2010 [12 favorites]


This made me sad.
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posted by VickyR at 4:45 PM on June 8, 2010


On preview: You're all assholes.

I was struck by that too.
posted by special-k at 4:48 PM on June 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


Man. Wish I hadn't read that.
posted by brundlefly at 4:48 PM on June 8, 2010




This just sucks.
posted by yiftach at 4:50 PM on June 8, 2010


I love puns and jokes, especially about tragedy.

But, reading his words about how grateful he was for all the help of everyone left me feeling awful and sad for him. He must have been terrified.
posted by hanoixan at 4:50 PM on June 8, 2010


Not so sure I believe her last words really were "Look how beautiful it is"
I don't know, apparently they were hiking in a spot that she loved because it was beautiful and she wanted to show it to him. It seems like a natural thing for her to say.

This story has a lot more details than the one I read a few days ago. So heartbreaking. You never know when your life is going to turn into a horror movie.
posted by amethysts at 4:51 PM on June 8, 2010


He put the ring on her finger an hour after she had been killed...this is sad and all, but that's kind of creepy.

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posted by Pecinpah at 4:52 PM on June 8, 2010


Eek. I actually went to the exact same spot a little over a year and a half ago. And it was raining.

For what's it worth, Max Patch is an absolutely gorgeous place; it's a flat area, almost like a little prairie, with a 360 degree view of the tops of the Great Smokies. The photos online don't do it justice.

It's very sad that she died, but at least she died in moment of supreme happiness, the kind of moment where you think "I might as well die now, it's not going to get any better than this." Of course, we don't mean those kind of things when we think them, but I still think it's a better death than most of us will get.
posted by duvatney at 4:52 PM on June 8, 2010


Wow, what an awful story.
posted by futureisunwritten at 4:53 PM on June 8, 2010


He put the ring on her finger an hour after she had been killed...this is sad and all, but that's kind of creepy.

She could have said "I need to think about this"
posted by wcfields at 4:55 PM on June 8, 2010


It should be illegal for unfortunate events to befall people who are just about to ... I don't know, get engaged, etc?

When I was a teenager, a family friend stayed up late watching the 1998 World Cup. Goes back upstairs to his bedroom and finds his wife (eight months pregnant) dead from heart failure.
posted by Xere at 4:58 PM on June 8, 2010


.

into the strenuous briefness
Life:
handorgans and April
darkness, friends

i charge laughing.
Into the hair-thin tints
of yellow dawn,
into the women-coloured twilight

i smilingly glide. I
into the big vermilion departure
swim, sayingly;

(Do you think?) the
i do, world
is probably made
of roses & hello:

(of solongs and, ashes)

--- e.e. cummings
posted by fight or flight at 5:00 PM on June 8, 2010


Obviously, this was a profound tragedy for her fiancee and her friends and family. Terrible thing, no doubt about it.

Hopefully this song will never come on the radio while her fiancee is driving down the highway...

And I have to wonder, what with lightning striking and waves sweeping brides-to-be out to sea, might we be seeing a move on Mother Nature's part to discourage the institution of marriage? I'd say it's entirely possible...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:00 PM on June 8, 2010


wow...this is not the community I thought it was....
posted by HuronBob at 5:03 PM on June 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


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