They were taken from us too soon.
It seems only weeks ago that the warm smiles of those who have gone to study abroad filled our lives here on the Hill, but now they have gone away. We miss them greatly, but we must take solace in the hope they have made their way to a better place, a happier one, where deadlines are extended until forever and the lines for food are always short. For it is only with this belief that we can carry on our lives in some way, which is what they would have wanted for us to do. Still, it would be appropriate to pause and remember those gone away.