In absentia adverb in ab·sen·tia \ˌin-ab-ˈsen(t)-sh(ē-)ə\ : without being present
Defining Ways; At times we are defined by our very absence. In this day and age; this is applicable to all who are busy with their texts, twits and snap chats… oblivious to their surroundings
Years ago someone we knew lost family members at sea in a storm. The bodies were never recovered and their deaths had to be processed by courts In Absentia….. I cannot imagine the pain combined with lack of closure.