Mourning the Loss of a Friend I No Longer Knew

Jamie Hastings died last Thursday. I don’t know any of the particulars, other than what was in the obituary (attached below).

I first heard about it late Tuesday night, and at first it didn’t bother me much. We hadn’t had any contact in 20 years. But on Wednesday, I found myself in a lot of pain and pondering on the frailty of life and the amount of wasted potential in the world.

The funeral is taking place now, but I live in Arizona and am not able to attend. I still want to do something, though.