When someone dies they're no longer there. And that has been the worst part. I can't talk to him, ask him things, see how he is and what he's up to. No more. Just gone. Totally gone. It is a consolation to know that it is not that he no longer exists, he just can't be reached. The former does not take away the latter, as you might think it would. It doesn't.
But I guess the time should come when a man ceases to be some other man's son and becomes a man himself actually.
Dr. Stephen Roy Kerr
Born November 14, 1939
Died September 27, 2008
requiescat in pace