The loss of a stranger

Editor:

Re: Beyond the surface, Oct. 3 editorial.

Editor:

Re: Beyond the surface, Oct. 3 editorial.

The attention paid in honour of Ryan Ashe is most commendable.

Your words clearly reflected respect, sensitivity and understanding.

One can certainly feel a loss – as I did even though I never met him, probably because I lost my beloved wife of 33 years to ALS. And anyone else losing a loved one in Ryan’s situation, a mother’s son, will empathize.

In closing, a quotation from Einstein, delivered as part of a graveside eulogy for a Princeton colleague in the early 1950:

“Brief is this existence, like a fleeting visit in a strange house. The path to be pursued is poorly lit by a flickering consciousness.”

Lloyd Baluk, White Rock