I found out several days ago that my metalsmithing professor passed away. It's one hell of a birthday present to find out that the person who inspired you to follow your heart, lost the battle to brain cancer. Had it not been for Dr. Frye, I can say with certainty my life path would've been completely different. I'm flooded with emotions now... but I'm glad he is no longer suffering. Fingers crossed for grad school. Hopefully I can still make you proud.