Thursday, January 29, 2009

Passing Away

I got a call from Kyle around 12 today, which was strange. He's supposed to be at school and getting a call is never good during the day. It usually means something bad has happened.

I answered with trepidation and he sounded off. He told me that another kid, someone he knew from Peace Jam, had passed away. He was a little upset, that teenager "I can't stop thinking about this" type of franticness, so I talked with him a few minutes. It's not my strong suit and I didn't know what to say, but I knew that he was struggling a bit.

He was in the office, didn't want to come home, and said he'd be OK. Hopefully this doesn't affect him too much and I didn't want to inquire a lot then about how well he knew this kid, but that sucks. I've had relatively few people I knew well die and so I'm not sure how exactly I'd cope with it.

He should be home soon and we'll see how he's doing.

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