These are our sons.
Or maybe our younger brothers
They are expressing their grief for their murdered friends in Israel's Thursday school massacre.
It's a painfully private picture. I would not see myself so exposed. It would be death inside to see my own son suffering such. Yet I'm about to wail, privately.
The gunman was in custody in an Israeli lockup until two months ago. Some will posit that experience led him to murder helpless students in their classes.
Surely that will help ease the pain of the families of these eight slaughtered youths.