I woke up 18 years ago today in my freshman dorm room at Salve Regina University to the phone ringing. It was a new friend from New York calling to tell me what had just happened. I still had to attend my philosophy class shortly thereafter, and it is probably one of the few classes that I actually remember. The professor did something so touching – he sang to us all, “What a Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong. It was the kindest, most beautiful form of care and a message of hope on such a tragic day. It serves as a reminder that beauty is out there if we look for it, and that pain and heartbreak can be held – it’s so much of what SALT is all about.