I Cried Today

I know what what I am about to say will not have any direct meaning to most of you reading this, but I cried today about a person I never met.  I repaired and upgraded this persons audio preamp and power amplifier.  He was suffering from cancer.  He wanted to do this for his son so that he could enjoy music like every person here does.  He shipped his components to me and they were recently returned.  The other day I found out that he passed a month ago from his illness.  We had many conversations about music and audio over the past several months.  I got to know him as a person.  He loved his family, and he loved music.  Although I never met him, I got to know him.  He was a fine human being, loved life, and was a fine gentleman.  I guess that is what life should be all about.

Anyway, I cried today knowing that John Hoffman is no longer on this earth and now he is with GOD.  I hope there is a fantastic audio system playing music for you to hear John.  Happy Listening and Rest in Peace.  



@bigkidz thanks for posting your heartwarming experience.

When people pass away, I’m reminded to examine my life - I’m hoping to be ready with no regrets of not trying.  I also try to practice Gratitude - that I’m blessed that they were in my life.  

I just sat down to read the paper tonight, and saw @bigkidz post.

Needless to say, the paper hit the floor, unread.

My thoughts are with Mr Hoffman and his selflessness in thinking of someone else's joy while facing his own mortality, and for kidz to remind us all how fragile we are. 

This forum tonight made me feel connected to you all.

The love of music is the love of life.