Recently my old friend/client was murdered. I met him in junior high school. Much later, in the mid 2000s I successfully represented him in two unrelated legal matters.
I was always proud of our success, and I liked my friend/client a great deal. He was a very unique person, and I am sure I will never meet another person anything like him.
His death opened my eyes, once again, to the ever present violence and desperation that exists in our society. What can we do to stop the increase of violence and hatefulness? I wish I knew.
I will greatly miss my friend, and in his honor and memory I hope to make our world a friendlier place.