My brother
my fellow traveller 
the calendar of my nativity
my constant
my one
my darling Joel
has died.

I don't yet know why or how.
But I know he's gone.

I'll be gone from the blog for a while.
Until then, hold your dear ones close to your heart.

Say "I love you" to the ones you love, 
just as my brother did every day of his life.