Monday, June 18, 2012

A Dear Friend is Gone

My dear friend and constant champion, Ed Beckwith, died suddenly on Sunday.  He was one of the kindest, sweetest, jolliest, and most compassionate people this earth has ever seen.  Ed had confidence in me when I had none in myself.  He was a kindred spirit.

Knowing my love of all things geeky and plant related, he surprised me one day years ago with a book on composting.  I loved the book (still use it, actually), but more importantly I loved the note card he included.  I still keep it in the book, which has a very prominent place on my bookshelf.

Ed, wherever you are, I hope you that you know just how much of a difference you made in this world.  I'll make that bumper sticker and display it proudly.