This recent addition to the Random Thoughts database is in honor of Derek. Although he's still alive, I believe this quote from Ambrose Bierce very accurately describes the situation he now finds himself in. May your path be clear and lighted, and may your loved ones find the strength to help you on your journey without unnecessary delay and suffering. Go in peace, go and rest, go with all of our love.
Death is a dignitary who, when he comes announced, is to be received with formal manifestations of respect, even by those most familiar with him.
— Ambrose Bierce