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Keep reliving that fated phone call.

by ChefJim on January 5, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I received a phone call about the death of one my students. He had been in my class for 2 years (as part of a 3 year HS program,) so he was very familiar. I can hear the voice on the other end of the phone. And I keep hearing it. I even see myself getting the call. Having a hard time remembering without reliving. This is the first I have 'spoken' about it in hopes that it will help me move forward. My head is still reeling in the days prior to and after that call.


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