A friend passed away this past Friday. We had known him for years. He worked at the feed store in our hometown and was always a wealth of knowledge. He had bucking bulls as well. Never was there a time when I saw him that he didn't have a smile for me and a kind word.
He was there when Diesel arrived from the East Coast. I met the contractor that brought him to me at him and his partner's pens. He would always ask about him, inquiring on how big he had gotten.
His death was unexpected. It all stemmed from a bull hookin' his arm. Nothing major. But a blood clot formed and went into his brain. The clot caused a stroke. While in the hospital, his brain began to swell. He was placed on a ventilator. Finally, his family decided to remove him from life support on Thursday night. He passed away early Friday.
One thing I take away from this is to enjoy your time on earth. Don't sweat the small stuff, it's not worth it.