Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Grim Reality

Fair warning: This is a Debbie Downer post.

So last night I was aimlessly browsing facebook for a long time, and I randomly came across a facebook group dedicated to the death of one of my former students. I had no idea he had died.  He was actually one of my favorite students I've ever had- super nice, hardworking, genuinely interested. I could've definetly been friends with him. After some detective work (searching the archives of the newspaper in his hometown), I found out that back in July he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road into some trees and was thrown out.

Sometimes I forget that people my age die.  Freak accidents happen.  Life is transient.  I suppose it's a good reminder, but it sucks that such a great human being is gone.

1 comment:

Shahala said...

Its very hard to lose someone our own age. I had that experience earlier this year with someone I was very close with. His birthday is coming up in the next few weeks and its going to be hard. Sorry you are feeling that sadness now too. But luckily we have friends with us now to get us through until we meet them again.