In 2006 I lost three friends, ranging in age from 26 to 69. One took her own life after finding out that her thyroid cancer was incurable, one died of heart failure after chronic complications from a gastric-bypass surgery she had three years ago, and, just this past weekend, one fell through the ice on a lake while cross-country skiing. Each of these people touched my life deeply, and I will hold them all in my heart forever.
I would like to place a moratorium on deaths for the next twelve months. Y’all hear that? No dying. I’m serious, people.