I regret the conversations we never had, the time we did not spend together. I regret that I never told him that he made me happy, when I was in his company. The world was the better for his being in it. These things alone do I now regret: things left unsaid. And he is gone, and I am old.
– Neil Gaiman (The Sandman: The Wake)
The quote was what first came to my mind with the abrupt news I received from the other side of the world. It was so sudden and out of the blue; it reminds me that “the best thing the devil accomplished was to convince everyone they had all the time in the world”.
I’m sorry I wasn’t around Em; I hope you knew that you made me happy in your company ever since first meeting you in high school.