Disturbing news tonight. I called an old friend with whom I’ve had no contact in the last couple of years. It didn’t phase me too much when only his wife’s name came up on voicemail – he’d always taken the extra step to keep a low profile. But return messages piled up in short order. So I called. In distraught and fragmented speech, his widow relayed the details.
Last winter he’d gone missing for a couple of days. His wife saw signs and alerted the police, his vehicle was identified by a neighbor to remote open land, his body was then found. He’d shot himself.
R.I.P. ol’ buddy. Hope you got your last wish!