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am_Unition  ·  471 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Life, and Dying

ref, I know you didn't ask for this, so I'm sorry for unloading.

One of the professors in my (very small) department died very recently in a tragic accident, on almost the exact first year anniversary of another tragedy for the department. I've already cried it out and I'm fine, but my advisor was very good friends with the woman who died today. She was a lovely soul that contributed selflessly to society on every scale, and I'll never forget her.

The most we can do is show our support and be there for anyone who needs a dry shoulder or listening ear. The pain of death will undoubtedly bring communities and families together, as it always does, and time will heal the hurt. Knowing this only seems to make it incrementally easier, but we'll take what we can get, right?

To anyone reading this: Go tell the people in your life that you love them right now. Don't wait another day.

P.S. I dig your grandma, her and mine (Nanny) would get along quite well. Both are very strong, independent women.