I will get back to gaming stuff soon, I promise.
Today was Jon's funeral. It was the first time I've had to attend such an occasion for a non-family member, and also the first one I've attended where the deceased was younger than me. It was most definitely a time for reflection.
My friend and her daughter were doing pretty well, all in all. The service was nice, in an Evangelical Christian sort of way. I'm not religious, but I don't begrudge folks their faith in normal circumstances, much less a time like this. Jon was buried with his two favorite books: the Bible, and Asimov's Foundation Trilogy.
All in all, I held it together pretty well until the end of the eulogy, when Jon's best friend closed with, "I am, and forever shall be, your friend."
And then, the nerd tears flowed for a good long time, gentle reader.