I met Michael years ago through my best high school friend Nicole. We would often head to his house on the weekends and we always had the most amazing time. His Halloween parties were always the best. He had a smile that would light up the room, he was one of the most intelligent men I will ever know and he was a wonderful friend. Looking through old photos, I remember how Mike would much rather take the pictures than actually be IN them. However, one night, I was able to take a photo with him, caught him totally by surprise, and if I remember correctly, his eyes were closed.....but the smile was there. I hadn't seen Mike in a couple of years, but anytime I am driving through New Jersey and see that Williamstown exit, I smile. And I will never be able to hear "More than A Feeling" by Boston without thinking of Mike and the boys playing Guitar Hero. Those were the very best nights.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Michael and his family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss, he was an incredible young man.