Rest In Peace Andres De Anda

Yesterday a former student of mine Andres De Anda passed away.   Apparently he was shot in Mexico City while someone was trying to steal his car.  I don’t know many details of what happened, but I do know that Andres was a good person, and too young to die.  My heart goes out to his family and many friends in Honduras who are grieving his loss.

This tragedy has left me pensive about the third blog I posted on Lies We Tell our Children.  I talked about the lie/advice that we should live each day as if it is our last, and I played with the idea of what would happen if we all took that suggestion seriously.

Of course it is silly to actually live each day as if there is no tomorrow, but when an unexpected death occurs, it is a strong reminder that tomorrow is not a guarantee.

Maybe instead of living like there is no tomorrow, we should just be thankful for today and the gift we get to keep living.

There is no bright side in a tragedy like this, but I am thankful for the lesson a former student just taught his teacher.

Rest In Peace Andres.  You will be missed.

There is a memorial site on facebook if any of you would like to pay respects

    • Marie
    • February 11th, 2010

    As you can imagine we are all shocked, sad, and angry about what happened to Andres. We also worry that given the situation in Honduras this may not be the only tragedy we experience. I like how you phrased this. I am thankful for a today a friend doesn’t get to have anymore. Miss you.

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