Just today, I was piecing together my history, and I had a vivid memory of how excited you were to own your home in Boston, how happy you always were to see your friends--even when we all were certain you were not long for this World. I recalled how tragic it was that just when we thought we'd have you for a while, you proved us all right in the wrongest of ways and were suddenly gone. I cried.
Then I remembered that even when you were certain that your days were numbered, your smiles never were. I smiled, dried the tears and dedicated the rest of my day to being as resilient and kind to everyone around me as you always were.
Funny thing....it turned into an extraordinary day. Thank you for that lovely gift, my friend. It is your truest legacy. You draw out the best in all of us. I promise never to forget that.