I won't be writing much today. I am feeling sad about a loss. A friend who was like a little brother to me in high school. And for nearly 25 years we lost touch. Then in 2011 we reconnected "through this crazy thing called the internet", he would say. And again he felt like a little brother, though all grown up. Two visits, several phone calls and way too many canceled or re-scheduled get togethers. Life, health and circumstances beyond our control. I learned today that he has passed away. And the strange process of notifying, grieving and mourning "through this crazy thing called the internet" begins. It is strange and confusing and I am left with more questions than answers at this point.
I want to share this lovely post that I read this week on the Daily Good. Like myself, my dear friend had some invisible health issues. He had also overcome much adversity. Not always something that is visible from the outside
There is so much that we do not know about what we see. I wrote last week about how we fill in the blanks. Click on the link for a good reminder to be careful of how you fill in someone else's story.
You are gone too soon my friend...