Today I heard bad news. A very dear friend lost his father today. He is the first person my age to loose a parent. My heart is breaking for him and for his family. Loss is not easy. When someone passes it is also a reminder of my own mortality. Life is fragile. The skies here are dark and dreary. The day is cold, a stark reminder that Spring has not arrived and fooled us once again. But, I also think that the heavens are crying for my friend hopefully consoling his aching heart.