Dearest Alan, You shared so much with me that still influences me today. This one is now in my heart as forever for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5iOiLX5ppA “Starman” by David Bowie. May I meet you again someday and we can have all those unfinished conversations. I let it go far too long before I tried to speak.
To all who knew him better than I, I know there are no comforting words I can share at this tragic time. I can only say I understand being gripped within the difficulty of missing his presence in your lives and I am so deeply sorry that it is this instead of otherwise. Would that it could be otherwise. There are no words that can slake the pain of such a loss.
I couldn't have made it to MA in time for the service. I only became aware of this obituary in the middle of the day on the 20th and have been struggling with it ever since. I need to come there in the summer to pay tribute to him and what we had in times past.