19,268 days. 52 years, 9 months. Just over 2,752 weeks.
Two dates: December 11, 1956 – September 11, 2009.
An entire life. Summed up in days, weeks, months, years.
How can that be? There is so much more. Life is the part represented by the dash.
Dreams, joys, sorrows, loves, frustrations, aspirations, disappointments, pains. Life.
Summers watching the clouds drift by, the raindrops fall, the sun making shadows, the river flowing by on its way to the sea. Winters watching the snow softly blanket the ground. The company of friends and loved ones.
Dennis J. Malley passed away this morning. I will miss him terribly.