Sandy: All day I’ve been reflecting on words spoken at the memorial service I went to yesterday for a friend of my children. His peers from high school, college and the band to which he belonged shared intimate stories which painted a picture of a brilliant musician, kind, humorous, loving, passionate, 26 year old genius. These six young men did not withhold their expressions of love and gratefulness nor tears for the friendship they felt privileged to have had. Grant’s degrees in Biology and Neuroscience, the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence at Oberlin, earned him an internship where he co-authored a scientific study that was named after him and is currently used as a behavioral test. Colleagues at UCSF and Rockefeller University couldn’t express enough, the respect and admiration they had for a young man many years their junior. When a life passes through so quickly, who as my daughter thought was a person she knew would do profound things, it doesn’t make sense to me. May his spirit continue to fly.
Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.