Oh John, it's been almost a month since I last spoke with you; mere hours before we'd all lose you forever. I still can't believe it. You were such an amazingly brilliant man and the most wonderful friend I could've asked for. Your uncanny way of relating to the turmoil life throws at each of us and turning my tears of sorrow into tears of laughter in one of our many hour-long conversations is just one of the reasons I cherished you so. I re-read your emails and your sense of humor continues to put a smile on my face. I know that's what you'd want. We joked for years about how we'd be together in our next life...well, until we meet again my dear friend. I'll love you always.