Oh, what an overwhelming task going through Matt’s belongings has been. I cherish each piece of paper and tchotchke, and fear I’m making a wrong decision about every item. I feel guilty for throwing things away or for not giving enough pieces of him to his friends or family. But in the middle of all the chaos, I discovered a beautiful surpirse: a list of lessons (life and otherwise) from his favorite high school teacher.
I felt this discovery was too precious to keep to myself, so I reached out to the teacher. A few weeks ago, I received a reply.