There's too much death going around right now.
The ruby world has been rocked by the death of of Jim Weirich (kind man, great teacher and original writer of rake)...
But for me, I have to say this is overshadowed by two deaths much closer to home.
About 3 weeks ago, my grandfather died.
I was never really close to him, but his passing sent ripples through my family. Even my close family came back from the states to attend the funeral and be with my grandmother.
But my grandfather had made it to 96. He was well-travelled and had managed to complete his book on lay evangelism - which was the end result of his life's work in his church. He lived a long, full life.
This morning, my uncle gave up his struggle with cancer.
He was only 70, and the world is that much less bright without him in it.
He was kind and generous, and always made me laugh. He brought joy and love back to my aunt - whom he married only a few short months ago (right after the diagnosis).
He was way too young to die.