In this MetaFilter discussion about the Columbia, some people took issue with the magnitude of grieving for the seven dead astronauts in light of the fact that 40 people died in a train crash in Zimbabwe on Saturday, and that thousands of people die unknown and unmourned around the world every day.
In response, Adam Greenfield of v-2 posted a comment that perfectly sums up how I feel about this and that brought tears to my eyes all over again when I read it:
"Our hopes and our hearts, as always, are with *all* the lost - but our dreams cindered at 200,000 feet over Texas."
Beautifully put, Adam. Thank you.