"Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter it." -Rumi
There is salt...earth... and Buddy.
A simple yet brilliant man who taught ongoing lessons in unconditional love. Always present. Every detail oozed with his love. Although at this moment, his loved ones are breathless at the thought of life without one of their most selfless cheerleaders, they are armed with memories of his smile and a wink, believing that although unfathomable "it will all be okay."
Others have said:
"One of the coolest guys to walk the planet."
"Whenever we did meet over the years, you left feeling better then when you came...a warmer smile didn't exist."
"I remember always laughing and smiling with Buddy"
"One of the greatest people to walk the earth"
"He was amazing."
"He is one of the few people who never wavered in his devotion and love. Any person should consider themselves lucky to meet one person like him in their lifetime. I am a better person for knowing him."
"To know Buddy was to love him. He was truly a mensch."