at a loss for words…

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This past weekend I lost a friend and colleague Jon Gams, founder of Hard Press Editions, and the guy who gave me the opportunity to work on three of my favorite things combined—art, books, and design. Even as we make plans to move forward with the projects he spearheaded it still feels unreal. Some ends come as a closing chapter summing up a story in a satisfying if sad conclusion, but this was too sudden, too abrupt, and feels incomplete. I don’t even know what I’m feeling. While we worked together the past couple of years, and talked almost daily,  there’s many, many people who have more right to call him a friend. I’m looking forward to meeting some of them at the memorial service tomorrow. They have memories to share that may not make this loss any less, but will help make his story complete and maybe help me feel a little more whole.