CATHARSIS

Or something
  1. Recently I learned that one of my favorite and most influential teachers in high school passed away
  2. She taught AP European History and totally convinced me I wanted a history minor
  3. I hadn't seen her since June and thought she was doing well
  4. But it turns out that multiple myeloma is a bitch
  5. The service is tomorrow and I wish I could be there, but am taking care of family instead
  6. + this has been weirdly difficult to process
  7. Usually I'm a pretty sangfroid and detached person who processes tragedy rationally and reasonably quickly
  8. But I wish I'd done more to let her know how important she was to me and my education
  9. And how much I appreciated the wit and humor she added to class
  10. Thanks Mrs. Griffin
  11. Ellen out.