Tom’s headmaster committed suicide. At the school. He was found by a caretaker. It has rattled my two profoundly, as Aitch had befriended him when his wife was also suffering from cancer, and then more so when she died, about two years before Aitch died.
Tom & Jess both asked me “What would happen if you died, Dad?” and Jess asked me “Dad, would you ever commit suicide?”
I have told them how much I love them and all about what I have arranged for the house and live-in care and so on, and also re-assured them no way I would do myself in. We had some good chats.
What a bliksem. He was a more mature man than many of the teachers and a steadying hand. I fear Tom will catch more flak at school for a while.