Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tough Times

This week has been incredibly difficult. A coworker committed suicide on Tuesday, leaving behind many heartbroken friends, two young sons, and students who adored her. We are reeling from this unimaginable tragedy, wondering how this beautiful and seemingly happy, young woman hid her apparent hopelessness from everyone. This will take time.

Don't wait to tell the people in your life how much you need them. We never know how much time we will have with them.



  1. so sorry to hear about your friend and co-worker. my thoughts are with you.

  2. Oh no, I am so, so sorry. You all must feel like the world has tipped on its side and can't right itself. Hang in there my friend, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. I am so sorry. This is just so scary. I can't imagine how difficult this is for your staff, let alone her family.

    We had a teacher break down in front of a class in the second week of school, and she has been out on medical leave, not communicating from any of us. We are really worried!