Shock, disbelief and sadness at losing a wonderful generous and loving, caring, gentle friend. Michael, you were what I hoped so many people in the world would evolve to; and such a void is left now that you are gone.
I will miss our long talks about our shared experiences and our laughter about some of our travel highlights. Michael was always upbeat, even though his illness would be taxing; always a hug and a smile. He was a positive beacon in a world of increasing negativity. Our shared experiences enabled me to know Michael quite well; and that makes his absence more acute.
I will miss him greatly.
Palm Springs will not be the same place for me to visit now that he is gone.