Dear Universe:

I get the message. Life is precious. I need to be more grateful for each and every day. I need to soak up beauty by the armload, both minute and magnificent, and love completely and unconditionally. But really, I’m begging here. Two friends taken by cancer in the last three weeks is making it hard to breathe. Maybe you could give me a break? You know, ease up just a bit?

Thanks,

Tom

P.S. Rest in peace, Bonnie Christensen and Sam Guida