On Saturday we went into the city to meet a close friend for lunch. We had planned this lunch for a long time and were all looking forward to it. Our friend never arrived and after several phone calls with the police, they entered his apartment in the evening (we were concerned that something may have happened as he lived alone and had suffered from feeling faint at times due to anaemia). At 2am Sunday morning, the police came to our home and told us that he had passed away. I believe it was very sudden.
He was my husband's closest friend and I adored him. When someone we love dies suddenly, we are left to regret not having lunch sooner, not spending more time, not expressing enough the love we felt. I like to believe that he knew. Sometimes in life we don't do these things as we fear 'overstepping the boundaries'. I will never make that mistake again and that is what I want to share with you..Don't ever hesitate with those you love. Our friend was a rare diamond. Our thoughts are with his father, mother, sister and nephews.
Goodbye beautiful boy. You are irreplaceable and we will miss you terribly.
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory,
abides with us, more potent, nay,
more present than the living man.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery