On October 16th, I received word that my brother died, unexpectedly and accidentally. He was about a week shy of his 46th birthday.
I spent the better part of two weeks going through his belongings and, with others, trying to take care of his affairs. The whole experience was harrowing and overwhelming, and frankly, I’m still struggling with it all.
Many of Fauna Corporation’s readers have faced death, both professionally and personally, and know that the glib lines from movies and books ring hollow, yet strangely still provide a fitting shorthand for an otherwise devastating experience. We are still processing, there are stages we’re going through, and it does change the way I see things.
My brother and I had a shared love of the Boston Bruins, and I thought it fitting to both post a photo of his lighter here, and provide a link to my memorial to him over on Black, White and Gold, my blog about the Bruins. Please have a read.
I thank you all for your patience and understanding during this very difficult time.
Fauna Corporation’s regularly scheduled posts will resume this week, with a renewed commitment to the stories that highlight our shared humanity, but ultimately they’ll be written with a heavy heart.
Take good care of each other, and thank you for the support.