My daughter's class received some hard news today. One of the girls was not at school... because her mother died this morning. She had been diagnosed with cancer just a few weeks ago and now she is dead.
"If there is anybody known to you who might benefit from a letter or a visit, do not on any account postpone the writing or the making of it. The difference made will almost certainly be more than you have calculated."
Christopher Hitchens Hitch-22
"Do not aspire to immortal life but exhaust the limits of the possible"
Pindar Pithian III
Go hug someone. Now.