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I am in shock

  1. Feb 11, 2009 #1

    Borek

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    I am in shock :(

    Sorry, I have to write about it.

    I had a close friend 25 years ago, we studied chemistry together. Somehow we haven't seen each other since then, just now and then exchanged messages/informations through mutual friends. I have just learnt that two days ago his 18 yo son died after accident during fencing training :cry:
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2009 #2

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    Re: I am in shock :(

    How sad and tragic. Perhaps hearing from you would be a good thing right now.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2009 #3

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    That's really tough, Borek. A friend and his wife lost their lovely young daughter a couple of years back. She was a HS sports star, honor student, and planned to go into nursing. They suffered emotional devastation. If you can help your friend - even with a card or a phone call - please do. It often seems that there's nothing any of us can do to respond to such a loss, but your friend will appreciate the contact.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2009 #4

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    How terrible...so sorry to hear it, Borek. What a horrible tragedy.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2009 #5

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    My condolensces to your friend. It is certainly devastating to loose one's child. I think he or she would appreciate hearing from you.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2009 #6

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    How does one ever deal with such a lose? I'm sorry for your friend and you Borek.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2009 #7

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    Very sad and tragic indeed.

    I assume that a sword lost its point guard, or broke?
     
  9. Feb 12, 2009 #8

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    Re: I am in shock :(

    Yes, it broke. But I know only whatever was in news.

    I have sent them emails, but I don't feel like calling.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2009 #9

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    That is terribly sad.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2009 #10

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    It is the most unbearable thing. Too many of these things that were not meant to happen, not prepared and could but for a fraction have been different and the moment unremarked have passed close... You cannot say anything to comfort but if you and any others of your old circle can manage to go to the funeral and be glimpsed and/or send flowers and formal message so that this life is seen to be noticed by as many as possible
     
  12. Feb 12, 2009 #11
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    That is sad for the trainee, is he married yet ? :sad:
     
  13. Feb 12, 2009 #12
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    Sorry to hear, Borek

    Those accidents shouldn't happen, but they do all too often.
     
  14. Feb 12, 2009 #13

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    I'm sorry for your friend Borek. A truly tragic accident indeed.
     
  15. Feb 12, 2009 #14

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    I am also sorry for the fencing partner, who will have to go through life with this constant burden. I couldn't bear the thought of killing another person, even by accident.
     
  16. Feb 13, 2009 #15
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    I am "partially" a nun or want to be one, and I "feel" sorry for Borek's friend much.
     
  17. Feb 13, 2009 #16

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    I thought about it too, he must be in the same age Konrad was, around 18.
     
  18. Feb 13, 2009 #17
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    sad. how did it happen?
     
  19. Feb 13, 2009 #18
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    I'm so sorry Borek!

    I fence foil 5 days a week but I haven't even come close to killing anyone. They must've really been stabbing each other HARD for something like this to have happened :(
     
  20. Feb 20, 2009 #19

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    Funeral was yesterday. I have met my chemistry teacher from the middle school, it turns out Konrad was attending the same school I have finished in 1981.

    I have finally meet Jarek & Mariola. We really shouldn't meet for THAT type of reasons.

    That was surreal and against the nature. Our kids should meet at our funerals, not vice versa.

    I was standing in a church and it occured to me that he died doing what he loved. That's not the worst option, while I am not in a hurry to leave that world I would like to have such chance too.
     
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