This Morning I received an email from the mother of an NYU student, excerpts are below.
“… Dearest Esmeralda,
I have followed your blog for the last 11 months now, and though I could never possibly feel your pain, I have shed many tears for you…
“… The morning of Andrew’s death, I received a chilling text from my daughter while she was in class. “”Someone died by suicide today Mother. He jumped from the 10th floor in the Library…”
“… I think when Andrew died, the impact it made on her was nearly as devastating as it was to his close friends. Moreover she was furious with how NYU handled Andrew’s death, by sweeping it under the carpet as to avoid “bad publicity.”
“… I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes, as we too, are big fans of Pooh and Tigger…”
And the quote that follows went straight to my heart, and has caused me to shed uncontrollable tears.
For, you see, I know that that quote is a message from Andrew aka Tigger.
“Promise me you’ll always remember,” Christopher Robin tells his best friend Pooh. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
After reading that, I went and found Andrew’s copy of Christopher Robin’s: “The House At Pooh Corner”
“So they went off together,” the last page of the book begins. “But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.”
“Pooh, promise you won’t forget about me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.”
Still with his eyes to the world Christopher Robin put a hand and felt for Pooh’s paw.
“Pooh,” said Christopher Robin earnestly, “if I – If I am not quite—” he stopped and tried again–
“Pooh, whatever happens, you will understand, won’t you?
Dear friend, if you are reading this, please don’t feel bad that I am crying, for the memories of those days are sweet.
As for you, my very own Christopher Robin: Even if I live to be a hundred, I’ll never forget you. Even if I live to be two hundred I’ll never forget you. And please don’t worry my love, I am working on being brave.
All my love