With a week-long suspension of schools around the island kicking in, the headmistress of San Andrea School has sent parents an email to remind them how fragile life is and how it shouldn’t be taken for granted.
“As I sit down and reflect on the past week, I cannot but not think how fragile life is,” Stefania Bartolo wrote in an email that was shared by Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli. “I wonder if most of us believe we should be working harder, that our days should be busier, that we should be more productive. We can find ourselves living as though every day has to be crammed full of stuff and we have to do more and be more, to keep up.”
“And then, all of a sudden you are faced with a reality that shocks you, a reality that makes you appreciate the little things life has to offer. All it takes is just one single moment to change everything we take for granted.”
“We left today with a big void in our hearts, not knowing for sure when we will hear the children’s voices that fill the air every single day. The sense of fear and uncertainty took over and on closing our doors this evening we could not but think of all our community and pray that we will see you all again very soon.”
“On behalf of the staff of San Andrea, we augur you good health and we look forward to welcoming you all back. Everything is only temporary, this pain will fade.”