Sunday, April 7, 2013

No Regrets

There's no regrets, no tears goodbye... The Walker Brothers.

My friend Kim Kratky wrote his own obituary, which, if you knew Kim, seems somehow fitting. Apparently, he wanted to make sure it was correct. Kim taught English for many years, was a prolific writer and one of the few people who can write a sensible route description in a climbing/hiking or skiing guidebook. 
What I really like about Kim's obituary is this paragraph: “Kim always said he had no regrets - there was no “bucket list” left for him. He imagined himself as like a character in Shakespeare’s Macbeth: “We shall not soon see his like again. He was right.”

How many of us can say the same?

 Kim atop a mountain in the Purcell Range

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