Sorry about the kitten picture deprivation. Work was really sucky. When people ask me where I work, they inevitably say, "Oh that must be so much fun!" To which my stock reply is, "Yes, it is, but when it is bad, it is very bad." And we had a very bad.
But a nice lazy Loki Sunday allows us to reflect on the fact that Mother Nature isn't cruel, but that life and death are a natural part of the cycle. Those left behind, puzzled, hurting and shocked, we do our best to comfort them. The ones far, far too young to understand, we squeeze a little closer, we whisper to them words for the future, we shed tears for them.
It's all we can do.