Goodbye, Patrick

Patrick died today due to what I think were respiratory complications.  He was my nephew, my brother and his wife’s son, my father and mother’s grandchild.  It was like five people had died.  This was communicated to me over gChat at around 2am.  His birth announcement was made to me via text message and his updates came as Facebook posts and emails.  His was a life that was communicated to me almost entirely in electronic text.

Goodbye, Patrick.