Monday, August 28, 2006

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A friend called me at the end of my vacation and told me that Tom had died a couple of days previous. I will be attending the funeral tomorrow with some of my family and friends. It isn't fair that he was taken away from this world at such a young age, but we all know that, within the framework of our best ideals, life just isn't fair. I wish that he hadn't suffered at all, but I am glad he is no longer in pain. Despite my personal anguish associated with him and the harsh circumstances that drove us away from each other, I can honestly say that I am a better person for having known him. May his children and the rest of his family be blessed, find peace, and heal from this. I will post vacation pictures when I am not in such a dark state of mind.

Update: I just got back from the funeral a few hours ago, it was a very emotional, sad day for everyone who was there. It was nice to see that so many people went to pay their last respects. He had a lot of friends. Now, I only hope that his children, partner, and the rest of his family will be able to cope and move on.


6 comments:

McPolack said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's passing. I hope you are able to find peace as well.

Steve S said...

My condolences. I truly believe that it's not the quantity of life we live but the quality and his sounds like he got to experience a lot.

Regina said...

My thoughts are with you and your friend's family during your loss.

Although life is fraught with pain it is also interspersed with love, knowledge, good times and great people with enduring spirits. It's their light that burns so bright and briefly and offers us inspiration through the rough patches of life, enriching our own existence and it’s their memory that makes our lives endurable. I know you will encounter him soon enough in your nature treks.

Be good to yourself.

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CrackerLilo said...

What an awful way to end the vacation. It's good that you could be there. *hug*

nonsequitur said...

Thank you guys for all of your kind words... May he rest in peace and may his family recover fully from this.