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(death warning, car accident warning)

Two people I went to high school with passed away in a car accident the other night. It was sudden and they were taken away so fast.

Now, I was certainly not the closest of friends with Matt or Jonathan, heck, I never even talked to Matt, but this doesn't make me any less sad than I am that they passed away. I did have Jonathan in one of my classes, and I didn't talk to him often, but I remember that he was sweet. One particular instance I do remember him, was a smart opinion on a debate we were having about the second amendment. The boy had some good, common sense.

What hurts me is that they were my age when they died. Their lives have been taken away just like that at such a young age, and it's such a waste, and it hurts me so much. I can't even imagine what their families are going through, but I do wish them the best.

One of the things that amazes me is also the response to the passing of these two. My high school was incredibly small (only 98 kids in my graduation class if that gives you an idea), so you either knew everyone, or you had seen them walking around at least twice in your time there. A small high school also meant everyone was close, and even to the point of family, especially since the kids there were good people. My facebook feed is everyone mourning their deaths, and although it hurts my heart, it let's me know that everyone is so kind, and in this together, just like a family. Jonathan and Matt were loved, and shown to have made quite an impact on everyone who knew them, so, it's at least nice that they can be remembered as loving people.

I don't mean to make this about myself, but regardless, this situation has helped me reflect and think about my own life. I've recently been learning how to drive, which is embarrassing to say since I'm so old, but I was terrified of driving when I was 18 and have kind of put it off until now. Luckily, I'm fine now, but I'm going to make sure that I do not drive fast. I went to the place where Johnathan and Matt died today, and they had been hit and their car rammed through a metal gate. The gate was obliterated, a hole the size of their car, and the bits of the gate left were bent almost all the way upwards. There was still glass, plastic, and bits of the cars scattered well around the area, which showed to me, that both cars were driving fast, and the damage was devastating. Now, I don't drive fast already, but, I will always keep this in the back of my mind and be extra safe and cautious on the road.

I've also been sad about my art lately, but I've gotten a reality check. Johnathan and Matt were great people, but they're gone, and they can't continue on to do great things. I am lucky enough that I still have my life, and I have a lot of it left. I have so much time to do what I want to do, and I am going to do it. Not only will I work harder at my art, and produce my own things for me, but I will do it for them.

Rest in peace, Johnathan and Matt. You did not deserve this, no one does, but thank you for inspiring me nonetheless.


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