I'm not going to get into a long winded post about the meaning of life and how precious it is. Let me just say that natural disasters suck. Sitting here and listening to it unfold and not being able to do anything about it sucks even more. I'm spending my afternoon dispatching people's petty issues. Really? Get your head out of your butt for 4 1/2 minutes. I would say "life goes on" but obviously that's not true for the bodies they're still uncovering.
I can dispatch a stabbing, home invasion, or suicide attempt. This is the first time I've teared up at work (well other than I frustration during training).