February 06, 2007

Dark Days Indeed

    We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance. ~Marcel Proust

and so it was the case with our good friend, jerry tuttle. death untimely arrived and wrest him rudely away from our grasps, catching us all off guard.

and while there's much we can say about how full jerry lived his life, there's not one among us who could have envisioned that his time would soon be up.

thus, we are left with a sense of emptyness and of longing for the good times that were surely to come.

and even though the funeral procession took place yesterday, it will be a long time coming before any of us are prepared to say goodbye...


a west coast memorial for jerry is currently being organized by some folks at JMP Securities, the company he founded. (JMP is currently running a nice tribute to jerry on its home page.)

also, a friend of tuttle's, matt roche, has posted a stirring piece about jerry that definitely hits the mark.

Posted by bojon at February 6, 2007 11:36 PM