rest in peace

Last night I went to the wake of my friends’ father here in Tokyo, a man who used to be a prominent government employee (ex-ambassador). I was able to catch up with a group of friends which was more than small solace.
Today I wake up to the news of another old friend’s passing in an accident in Southeast Asia. He left us doing what he loved, which is all I can hope for any of us, but he left us too early.
It has been a while since a passing has moved me like these have. I am not myself for the moment.
U-sama, rest in peace.
Nat, rest in peace.
Everyone else, please don’t forget to tell the people you love that you love them.