My initial reaction was the same as yours, but, like you, my curiosity got the best of me. I have to say that it wasn't something I was expecting. I was expecting a piece that was so popular on Medium to be full of fluff- ala Kardashian captiousness. Instead I found a piece that was heartfelt and on a deeper personal level. It is sad that my expectations for this platform have become so base and shallow. But, on the other hand, it is rare that such a deeply personal piece would even see the light of day on Medium, let alone become so popular. We all have our own deeply personal tragedies. Whether, or not, we choose to write about them, is also a deeply personal choice.