On Saturday I noticed a strange post on Facebook that looked like some sort of goodbye. Upon further investigation, I was saddened to learn that a friend of ours from high school (he was a year older than me) had passed away from a heart attack (at 40!) on Friday night. Despite not having seen him in awhile, I found myself crying at the thought of him being gone too soon.
Next week there'll be a memorial at the beach near my hometown where old friends will gather together and remember the happy guy with the infectious smile. I look forward to being able to say goodbye and try to be any sort of comfort to his family and his dear friends who've been with him throughout the years. He will definitely be missed. R.I.P. Blueba.