Dear Rudy, the Old Man has guided you to the other side of the river. Like Randy López, you are finally home, enjoying the sunset with Patricia and a good bottle of tinto. I miss you, and yet, I feel you close by, and at times I speak in silence to you. I listen to the recordings of our conversations throughout the years and your voice soothes and lightens my soul, and once again my life grows richer because of you. Gracias, viejo amigo, y hasta siempre.