“At peace with my past present and future”

A friend of mine is dying.

Ross’ last e-mail said “I am at peace with my past, my present and my future”. Simple words yet so profound, those who know him would expect nothing less. Our last conversation he talked about how surreal it all seemed. He spoke with a stoic resolve and acceptance; his voice had a timbre that exuded strength even though his physical body is in a state of crisis.

He talked about the small things that hold his heart and lift his spirits.

He spoke of the love of his wife and the boys. He talked about the generosity of friends, at all times he spoke with clarity and in a way that had a self-assured quietness. Our conversation was calming in a way that I have rarely experienced. Yes indeed, it is so surreal.  

Ross is an intellectual giant whose quiet resolve and humility is only over shadowed by his natural curiosity.  

“At peace with my past, present and future”

God Speed my friend,