Every now and then something happens that shakes me from my self centered, pouty, pessimistic natural state of being. This week I have been shaken by the news that an old friend from high school is one of the American climbers lost in an avalanche in China. Granted, we have not kept in touch much as adults, but the impression that he left has stood the test of time. Good lesson on always doing what you love.
I read somewhere that a candle that burns brightly burns quickly and that seems to be the case with all three men. Couldn't have been a nicer or more inspiring guy... Godspeed, wherever you are, Micah.