I just found out you died in your sleep, peacefully. I’m so grateful for that – if anyone deserved a peaceful death, it was you.
I remember when we first met, you tentatively approached me. Somehow you’d heard I was recently diagnosed with cancer, something you’d already been fighting for a few years, and you wanted to reach out, to provide support to someone who didn’t even know he needed it.
But you did.
It was the beginning of a long, beautiful friendship. I’m sure I benefited from it more than you, but if you felt that way you never let on.
If we’re supposed to give of ourselves in this life, you were the ultimate teacher. Just being around you made me a better person.
I’ll remember and miss you until the day I die.