I lost a good friend this weekend with the passing of my brother-in-law, Aaron Mandel. In addition to a kindred spirit, Aaron was my former employer and a fellow seeker of truth.
From the day I performed his wedding to my sister, Karen, until my last visit to their place on Tuesday we shared quality times, deep conversations and lots of laughs, for which I am profoundly grateful.
Aaron did things in life most of us only dream of, which included being a TV star, movie stunt man, amateur inventor and successful entrepreneur. He had a quick wit, a sharp tongue, a good ear for comedy and a bad sense of fashion, all part of his Jewish heritage.
More could be said but this will have to do for now.
I believe this, like all partings, is temporary, but it still hurts. I will miss you, Aaron, until we get the chance to catch up down the road.