I just heard that someone I used to work with was found suddenly passed away inside his home. He lived alone. He was someone who chose to live his life in a way that others found odd – somewhat of a recluse, he appeared to others as a little quirky and not interested in typical societal interactions.
I hadn’t seen Anthony for a number of years, and it has been 14 years since I used to sit beside him every day, and had created a friendship because I understood his unique, quirky ways. When I left the company we were working with, he gave me a gift that showed he cared, a stunning crystal dragon, and said “I’m truly going to miss you.”
His death sparks many memories, and brings back the feelings of friendship and caring. We hardly kept in touch after I left the company, but this is one of those cases where someone had touched my life in a meaningful way. I celebrate his uniqueness. I celebrate his courage to be different.
My blog is about ‘cultivating joy in a western society lifestyle’ and creating a meaningful life. It’s the people that we enjoy and learn from that make us who we are today. I will remember my dear friend, Anthony, as he departs from this life with love, laughter and light.