Our friend is in the hospital today and he won’t be coming home.  I can’t describe the sadness I feel or the resentment for change we cannot stop.  The day is bright and sunny yet a cloud hovers over a great many hearts today.    Perhap that’s why I’ve been so intriqued with vampire lore for as long as I can remember.  Death never comes knocking and for today, I wish that were true.  Alas, it is not and for our friend, we must let him go and instead, hold tight to the great memories he made for so many of us.  We will remember his unique character, his fearlessness and all times he made us laugh.  May he go in peace and know that he will never be forgotten.