Saturday snapshot – in memory of Silje
As a school librarian I meet all our students when they check out their textbooks on the first few days of school. Some I don’t see again before they turn their books back in and others I see and talk to every day they are at school.
Silje lived a large part of her out-of-class life at the school library, always in the company of friends. She totally approved of my cell phone ring tone (a song by Kaizers Orchestra), she much preferred Draco Malfoy to Harry Potter and wanted to be in Slytherin house at Hogwarts. She was popular, outgoing, temperamental and interested in lots of different things. When she learned that I was changing jobs and was going to leave Askøy vgs. to start working at another high school, she told me that that was a really bad idea as I would be leaving her and her friends. On June 20th 2011 she took her dog Odin on a school hike and afterwards they both hung out in the library while waiting for the bus home. As you see from the picture Odin did a little sniffing around the piles of textbooks lying all over the place.
On July 22nd 2011 Silje was one of almost 70 people killed in the massacre at Utøya.
Rest in peace Silje.
This meme is hosted by Alyce from At Home With Books
To participate in Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken. Photos can be old or new, and can be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. All Alyce asks is that you don’t post random photos that you find online.