I am shocked. I am confused. But mostly, I am upset. Upset with how quickly my head has come to terms with the fact that you have passed. How a night sleep can bring everything into clarity & one is no longer in disbelief. Disbelief was easy, denial was easier. My head heals, but my heart lags behind, lingers. Shook up, broken. & this disconnect makes me uneasy. Is that all you are worth? A couple of comments on a class group page & the whole world moves on the next day (or 3) like nothing happened.
One day, we will dance again & the light in our eyes will return but not today. Today, we will mourn you.
& we will move on, because even we know that is what you would have wanted. Always wanted the best for your students.
I desperately hope that you are resting well. Because I can’t think of anyone else who deserves that more.
For Dr. Anegbe.