The helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven other passengers, produced a shock wave heard around the world. Sure, celebrities in sports, movies, television, and other categories have occurred and have been difficult to handle. But in the case of Kobe, it still feels unreal to many people. Why is it that it is so difficult to wrap our heads around this tragic event? And will this feeling subside with time - or is it here to stay?