I wish I could feel as saddened as everyone here, but as I think about Julia Child's life, I can't help but be awed by all she accomplished and did. To die peacefully, in her sleep, after such a fulfilling life, I can't be sad. Sure, I mourn her passing as the world has lost a teacher, a great culinarian, and a supporter of many great institutions. I look back on her career and how many people she influenced and can't help but rejoice in what she accomplished and the opportunities she created so that people like me could become chefs. She has created a legacy that will live on forever. And while the names of numerous popular chefs will be forgotten in the years to come, hers will live alongside the greats. So don't be saddened, but celebrate a life that has touched so many others and has given rise to opportunity for countless other aspiring chefs.