Today, I received news of the passing of a dear colleague.

The first question we usually ask when someone dies is “What happened?” The answer provided never fully satisfies the question. The answer always triggers more questions.

I cannot reconcile with the news as he was one of the most energetic people I knew. For ill-health to take him away in such a record time was unbelievable. But death does not require belief for it to be true.

Life is checked by death, not stopped. He lives on.

I am thankful for days it is hard to be thankful. They also contribute to a life of gratitude.

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