I don’t understand death. I don’t understand how its possible for someone to be with you, and within days, minutes, and seconds they are gone. Gone. Gone seems like such an obsolete word. There is no coming back, there is no second chance or undo, they are gone forever. Today the world lost a wonderful man. A wife lost her husband, two boys lost their dad, and everyone who knew him lost an amazing friend. I can’t decide which is worse, to loose someone suddenly, or to know they are dying and to have time to say goodbye. In a way its harder to have to say goodbye. What do you say? how do you leave the room knowing that’s the last time you’ll ever see them, how do you tell someone everything you love about them knowing that they are leaving you. We all say that if someone dies suddenly, you wish you had the chance to say goodbye, but in reality its just as hard. I don’t know how everyone is dealing with this. When we go to the memorial feel free to cry. If you didn’t know him, cry for the loss of a wonderful man, cry for others who are hurting. If you did know him, cry for all of the memories you had with him, and cry for all the ones you wont get to share. Rest in peace Leslie. You will be missed everyday, and celebrated for the wonderful life you lived and the incredible man you were.