Out of curiosity, I Googled Gary, my former brother-in-law just now, and was taken aback by the news that he had passed. We had lost contact since Marilyn and I divorced, but I have often thought of him and the wonderful times he, Cecily, Marilyn, and I had together. The last time Gary and I saw each other was at my house in La Crescenta after he and Antoinette had married.
I've come to realize that life, humanity, and the Universe itself are transient, and the best we can do is love and appreciate each other while enjoying the all too brief journey.
With warmest regards and kind memories.