My cherished friend, Jim Owen, died last night. His tired heart just stopped. Although it was not entirely unexpected – he has been struggling to stay alive long enough to get a heart transplant – his passing is sobering. Death is so final.
I will miss Jim. His steady, calm, rational approach to problem-solving has been a beacon to me over the past several years. I am grateful for having him in my life.
Today I feel sadness at losing this friend. But I have also reflected with smiles and inner happiness at the times that Jim and Sue and I have spent together.
Pictures are worth a thousand words. Here are a few thousand words worth of photos that help me remember Jim. He and Sue and I have shared many happy times together.
In 2011 Jim and Sue and I spent Christmas together on Longboat Key, Florida. Tomorrow I will walk on the beach and think of good times with Jim and Sue.
Already I miss him … he would have been able to help me get around this video being blocked in some places because of copyright restrictions. 😦