In Memory 🌌

Your body is a temporary gift from nature. Death is the great equalizer. It is a return to nature. The nature of beings is to die. Be gracious and polite towards death. At least there is an escape. Mortals have the option of death. The soul is a permanent sacred temple. It lives forever. In death all that matters is your legacy. Life is a risky and scary endeavor. Every day is a blessing and a privilege. I’ve lost half dozen friends to car accidents, maybe five to suicide, a sibling to epilepsy, a couple younger uncles and an Army friend. Sometimes you have to reach deep to find meaning in suffering. They live forever inside of you. I would rather suffer the pain of loss than never have known them. So powerful and real are their memories that even in death they are a blessing. Nothing more heartbreaking than losing someone close. A part of you dies with them. Anguish is a hard thing to recover from but there is richness and beauty in sadness. Words are the only thing that live forever.

Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; the one who believes in Me will live, even if he dies

John 11-25

My little brother: I remember the day he was born. It was an honor to watch him grow up. He formed a close bond with everyone he know. He was such a big part of my life and I have a hard time saying his name. He was the most respectful and peaceful person. He loved to make people smile. He lost his life far too young at 25. He spent the last day of his life with me. The day we lost him was the hardest of my life. We lost him to sudden unexpected death from epilepsy syndrome (SUDEP). His legacy is one of peace, wisdom, humanity and kindness. The world is a darker place without him. He was a LibriVox volunteer. He’s a remarkable guy! R.I.P. Matthew Henkin

You can listen to a song he wrote and performed by clicking below.