In memory of a great man

  • mizu5

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    Sep 28, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
    Today I found out that my high school drama teacher passed away form cancer. None of us knew he was sick.

    When I went to a different highschool than all my friends, and I was already out, I was terrified.He found me. We chatted. He was a role model. He held my hand, figuratively, through much of grade 9 and 10. In his drama class he focused so much on life lessons, being good to each other, working with each other. He was realistic and fair, but also couldn't bring himself to be mean. He taught me a lot about how to go on in life, and how to treat people, and what is right. I often wondered about him, if he was happy, did he feel fulfilled. I think he was happy. I hope so.


    I'm sorry for putting this somewhere, but I needed to write something somewhere that might get read, if only for his memory.
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    Sep 28, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    mizu5 saidToday I found out that my high school drama teacher passed away form cancer. None of us knew he was sick.

    When I went to a different highschool than all my friends, and I was already out, I was terrified.He found me. We chatted. He was a role model. He held my hand, figuratively, through much of grade 9 and 10. In his drama class he focused so much on life lessons, being good to each other, working with each other. He was realistic and fair, but also couldn't bring himself to be mean. He taught me a lot about how to go on in life, and how to treat people, and what is right. I often wondered about him, if he was happy, did he feel fulfilled. I think he was happy. I hope so.


    I'm sorry for putting this somewhere, but I needed to write something somewhere that might get read, if only for his memory.


    Certainly understand and it was right for you to post this. You should get a lot of RJ's responding.

    You have now crossed over a major Rubicon of life: hearing about an authority figure, in this case a teacher, die. It is sobering news for sure.

    I believe my sixth grade and choir teacher was gay in my small hometown, but died of cancer as well just after I got out of high school. Remember shoveling his sidewalk and driveway during the winter once and as a thanks - I didn't do it for money - he treated me to Chinese dinner. Always remember this.

    There is not a week or two that doesn't go by that I don't think of him and think of him fondly. I hope you too will have this same feeling about this teacher who befriended and undoubtedly inspired you.

    Scott
  • mizu5

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    Sep 28, 2011 6:31 PM GMT
    Aren't teacher supposed to be untouchable? Don't the figureheads in our life stay alive and there always?

    I don't like growing up.




    I hate im 3500km away and can't go to his funeral.