A glooming peace this morning with it brings.
The sun for sorrow will not show his head.
Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things.
Some shall be pardoned, and some punished.
-The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare.
I do not think I will teach Romeo and Juliet to my students this year.
Last night we got word that one of the students at my school committed suicide. She was a senior. I'd never taught her, but I'd seen her around. She was very involved in ASB and part of a fun group of friends. Her boyfriend, a boy who'd graduated a few years ago, had been deployed and, for some reason, broke up with her recently.
She didn't come to school yesterday, and when her parents came home in the late afternoon, they found her.
My students are in deep shock and mourning.
I found out about it last night-after my husband and I had gone out to celebrate the new baby my brother and his wife are having.
It will be the first baby on our side of the family- My parents will be grandparents!
These two things so close together...new life...premature death...
We live in a strange, confusing world.
I sure hope Jesus can make sense of it all- because I sure can't.