Today I said goodbye to a very close friend.

If ever there was truth to the adage, “only the good die young”, he was the perfect example. A finer human being there will never be.

My heart will be sadder for having suffered his loss. But my life will forever be brighter for having experienced his friendship.

I ask this thread die a quick, painless drop from the front page, never to be seen again. No replies, no thoughts, no words to try to ease the pain of his loss.

For some weird, unexplained reason, I need to let the world know this day existed. This day when he was honored, tears shed, and our condolences to his family and friends made.

Goodbye, dear friend.