Friday, January 7, 2011
I fell asleep on the couch last night. I'd never slept there before. When I awoke, the first morning light was just beginning to peek through the window. I lay on my back and stared at the outline of the lights above me and the corner of the window. It was lovely light, and although it was a sight unfamiliar to me, there was something very comfortable about it.
Today I learned of the sudden death of a young (much too young) friend. He was a smart, kind, gentle person...someone with great promise. His passing is a tremendous shock and loss to all those who knew him. When I think of him now, I imagine that he has awakened in a place unfamiliar yet comfortable too. It makes me smile in spite of my sorrow. We love you, Matt, and always will.