One more Angel in HeavenPosted: August 17, 2010
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they’re worth taking.
I Hope You Dance, Lee Ann Womack
Scott Weiler was so much more than a wonderful teacher and mentor. He was the most gentle, humble and caring human being I have ever met.
The shocking news of his sudden passing while traveling in India is a lightning bolt to the hearts of all who knew and worked with him.
My heart is like lead but is comforted by the fact that I have special memories of Scott to sustain me and I am heartened in the knowledge that Scott enriched the lives of numerous students and teachers during his brief time with us.
Scott lived life with a passion that translated into everything he did, whether it was in the classroom mentoring students, on the sports field coaching or cheering on the Celtic athletes, traversing the globe or just hanging with friends.
I had the honor and privilege of working with Scott for two years at St. David catholic secondary school. His upbeat attitude and wonderful sense of humor were infectious. I always looked forward to and will never forget our silly greetings – my greeting for him – SCOTTY! and his boisterous – RRRRRRRRR! in response – whenever we met within or outside of the school.
That he was pursuing one of his fondest passions, world travel, when he passed on, is both a fitting and comforting irony for his family and friends.
God must have chosen Scotty at this moment in time for an important role. His spirit is probably soaring somewhere near a Himalayan peak right now, free, unfettered . . . at peace . . . which is perhaps Scotty’s way of saying to his family and friends that “wherever you are in your life journey, take heart, have courage, dance like nobody’s watching, follow your dreams and never look back.”
Little Byte of Luck (Himalayas)
Scott Weiler – The Record