Here in Medford to lay to rest a relative almost half my age. Somehow that always seems wrong. We go to funerals for people much older than us. As if there is a promise that you yourself have many more years. There isn’t that promise.
Life cut short by accident or intention is still life cut short, and we are left with the results of things unsaid, and things undone.
Various factors have now put me on the downhill side of life. I might coast for a good long while, but I will always have a few things unsaid, and a few things undone.
But Colton, your gift to me is to double my efforts to make that list shorter and shorter, as I get closer and closer. Rest in peace my nephew.