He was eccentric, brilliant, and challenging. Wild and refined at the same time, he was cursed with a mind much too sharp for the dull strides that are characteristic of an ordinary life. The world seemingly existed to provide sustenance for his imaginative feastings. I didn't think it would be possible to impress such a worldly person, but we managed to share some unmatched adventure. Years later and in the most random way, I learned he had taken his own life. Rest in peace.