0168F: Sunrise, Entropy, Sunset

It's sort of a weird day.

On the one hand, I'm glad that I get Friday night off for the holiday. I've been able to spend more time with Tobie. Plus the long-delayed brackets for our shelves have finally arrived and so I've been able to start migrating Transformers to their new home. And once I get everything sorted, then I can open up all the other Transformers that have been waiting in their packages.

On the other hand, a dear friend passed away in the wee hours of the morning. As is the way with death, it all feels so sudden and so surreal. Vic was one of the nicest guys that I had ever met. He was a man of many passions and thus many fandoms but at the end of the day you could always just sit down with him and talk about just about anything for hours on end. He was eloquent, intelligent and quite the gamer. And he was never one not to share his passions for geekery in his own unique way.

So it's hard to be totally happy about the good things given the loss of such a dear man. It's hard to figure out precisely how to act and how to respond to things. You want to go on with life - our departed would want us to be happy, right? But at the same time, you want to show proper respect. And in this social media age that we live in, there are just far too many ways to trip over yourself and somehow cross some line.

Life is always a mix of the good and the bad. How we move forward through all this uncertainty and chaos is precisely what defines the human condition.