HAP Posted February 26, 2013 Report Share Posted February 26, 2013 Dear friends, I went to an event tonight at my alma mater to celebrate scholarships. It was the beginning of what was supposed to be a restful and positive week that included going to a groundbreaking for a new academic building on the campus.. Then I came home to an email from a former student that one of my teaching mentors died of Parkinson's this weekend. We had taught next to each other in an open concept school and frequently exchanged comments on what he was seeing in my classes. He was a brilliant and caring man--and now he is gone. No sooner did I post this news for my other students from that school than I got a note that another old friend I taught with at that school has been put on hospice for cancer and does not have long to live. This is in addition to the three deaths in my life since early December. I was looking forward to posting what I was looking at for this week on the positive thread--but so much of the joy has drained out of everything that I can't bring myself to go there. Someone once told me that Jane's illness was God's way of getting our attention. Now I feel like I am just being slapped around for some perverse demon's kicks. I'm tired of this crap--really, really tired of it. Peace, Harry Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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