0098: Whisper Words of Wisdom: Grief and Humanity
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I arrived at my class this morning to find Brianna on the ground sobbing violently, two of my others girls were comforting her. “Is she hurt or upset?” I said. Andrea told me her mother was taken off life support this morning. A mix of snow and rain were falling. They were getting wet. We went inside. A few minutes later one of my boys walked in with tears in his eyes. He said he didn’t want to have class today. I said, “We need to get some stuff done…why?” “Jarvis’ Mom passed this morning.” I was quiet. I walked to my computer to take role. I called De’ron over. “What should we do today?”, I said. “I don’t know.” Jevon was at the piano hammering out a sweet song in a pentatonic scale. Nearly everyone had tears in their eyes. It was not time to push for anything. No need to concern ourselves with fast approaching deadlines today. Riyah started crying and stepped out. I went out a few minutes later to find her violently sobbing on the ground in the cold. She looked at me and volunteered, “My grandmother died two months ago, and I tried to forget about it so I could make good grades. I can’t stop crying now.” “Just cry,” I said. I went back in. We sang “Let It Be”. We all cried. The bell rang.
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