Today marks one year since the sudden death of my co-worker, business partner, “best bud” and friend.
My mind flashes back to last year … when I did not discover his death until one hour before his viewing. And the strong emotions that flooded me then, and again today as I reread my blog post from last year from after his funeral.
There are some people who enter your life and change it in very fundamental ways.
He was one of those people.
I am playing some music in the background quietly that has encouraged melancholy memories. The Prayer Cycle.
Ironic for many reasons.
Last year his son said this of his father … which expresses my sentiments exactly.
“His unselfish attitude, jovial spirit, and relentless pursuit to live life to the fullest are a few of the reasons he was so popular in all circles. With a heavy heart I am thankful for the years … I (was) able to spend with him. Throughout my life he has taught me civility, honesty, the importance of passion and to always enjoy the journey.”
I was blessed to have known him as long as I did and as well as I did … and am grateful for every day we shared and every lesson learned.
I miss my friend.