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Life. Is. Fragile.

This year I’ve lost two friends to illness.

The second was just yesterday—and although I knew he was ill, the loss is sudden and unexpected. I had the great privilege of speaking with him just about a month ago and we (that is to say his wife, he, and I) were starting to think about me visiting—originally we sketched out an idea for December, but I discovered that plane ticket prices were too high, so I recently let them know that I would save a trip to their gloriously beautiful home for a time when the weather was better.

Unfortunately, it will be too late.

My emotions are funny right now– I cannot readily ramble on about how I feel at this moment in time without sounding really discombobulated.

In one moment I focus on the time I’ve spent with him and his family—like our trip to Warwick Castle. The next moment my heart aches for his family—his wife, whom I adore, and his young children.

The enormity of dealing with death and its consequences is something I am not really prepared for.

I don’t think it is ever possible to be prepared for it.

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