I don’t know why so many people think that the humans we care for the most - mourn the most - are those in the history books. Of course, our leaders, movers, and shakers have done a lot for us. But sometimes, the people that mean the most to us are just that: ordinary people. Even if no one else knows or remembers them, we do. We don’t just remember the generals; we remember the soldiers. We don’t just honour the kings; we honour those who served them.
((Submitter note: Why Matthew for this? I don’t really know - it just seemed to work. Perhaps it’s a throwback to my fanfiction-writing days, where one of Matthew’s greatest friends was an “ordinary person”. (If my name - Kitak Law - rings a bell, you’ll know who I’m talking about.)))