In honor of my friend Randy Reese,

whose too-short life is being celebrated today,

some words from one of my favorite friends I've never met:

"One life on this earth is all that we get,

whether it is enough or not enough,

and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least

we are fools

if we do not live it as fully

and bravely 

and beautifully as we can."

(Frederick Buechner)

Godspeed, Randy ...

you lived fully, bravely, and beautifully.