Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I had a really rough day at school today, and then it got worse. A fourteen year old student at my high school died this afternoon from an asthma attack while he was at football practice. And I taught him when he was in the eighth grade. This is harder than I expected.

Words fail me.



  1. I can't imagine how this must be devastating your school. I am so sorry. What a tragic, awful thing. Big hugs, and I'm thinking of you as you navigate this tragedy.

  2. Oh Rose...... I have no idea what to say, that poor child and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. I am so sorry for your community. I hope the school will offer bereavement support for the students and faculty. What a terrible loss.

    1. Thank you all for your kind words. Yes, we had bereavement counselors here in full force yesterday, and we are continuing to receive support for as long as we need it. Truly so very tragic.