Wednesday, April 1, 2009

In memorium, David G. White, 9/19/65 - 3/27/09

This is my first blog, and, fittingly, it is in honor of my brother, David (Zook), who put out so many amazing blogs throughout this decade. Zook was passionate about life, and loved exploring the mysteries of the universe, in songs, poems, and many insightful blogs, sometimes with humor, sometimes with darkness, sometimes in pain, but always with dignity and a zest for life.

His last You Tube Video was recorded, with him singing and playing guitar, the night before he died, on Friday, March 27. He knew that he was ill, with pneumonia, and that he was scheduled to have surgery to repair his aorta, which was abnormally large, within a few days. In seeing his video, it is evident that although he was quite ill, he was determined to let all of us know that that he had accepted that his life could end and that he was ready for it. He pushed himself to the limit in order that he could leave us with such a beautiful song, I am Going to Fly, even though his body was rapidly failing him.

His courage and dignity in the face of such pain and suffering is an inspiration to us all. In fact, he comforted all of us in knowing that although we will never be able to speak to him again, we will always have the pleasure of viewing his many videos and reading his many blogs.

Thanks to the wonders of technology, Zook, it is as if we can always be with you. Zook, we miss you and love you, rest in peace.

1 comment:

  1. I have been at a loss for words ever since this happened two weeks ago (an usual situation for me as friends and family would be quick to agree). Thank you for writing such a beautiful, truthful, funny eulogy and for starting this blog in honor of him.