The contrast of Luka in isolation vs the community of supporters
It makes me sad to think of Luka all alone in his little cell, being kept in isolation, no human contact, no one to talk. It’s hard to imagine the next 8 months being like that for him, let alone the rest of his life if he’s convicted. What a miserable existence. Suffering is worse than death.
Contrast Luka’s isolation with the community of supporters that has sprung up. It’s really interesting to watch the community grow and grow closer. Everyday new people find their way to the FB groups. Everyday we all grow a little closer. It’s inevitable when we spend hours each day conversing that we begin to share details of our real lives. We may have started out talking about Luka, and we still do of course, but we all relate to Luka’s life in some way and as we share these tidbits about ourselves we learn a little more about each other and we grow a little closer. There are a lot of people I have conversations with on a near daily basis now and I consider these people friends. These are friends I never would’ve met were it not for Luka. Luka has brought us together and created our community.
He created the community but he’ll never be a part of it. He’ll likely spend the rest of his life alone even though there are hundreds of us who would love to be his friends. It’s ironic and sad that this stark contrast exists.