[ by Charles Cameron — following on from On the literary transmission of terror: 1: mirroring Twitter-feeds ]
This one’s a matter of two sisters — onw of whom is a martyr-victim, the other a target-victim:
Giving one’s life to protect one’s kin is an easily understood, deeply honorable affair; getting killed by one’s kin either in vengeance or unintentionally — in haste, with a too-rapid-fire weapon — is saddening and sobering.
May there be less dead sisters, and less dead in mass casualty events, going forward. That’s a prayer.