We think ourselves so beneficent.

Medical types.

We think we have the answers. We think we have the power to make things right.

But sometimes, no matter how much we study, no matter how hard we try, no matter how good our intentions?our humanity shows.

I wish I could do more, but those intelligent, informed, beautiful words of solace have all escaped me.

All I can offer you are the well wishes of a friend. The hope of someone who has witnessed miracles. The condolences of a companion. The prayers of the faithful.

And the open arms, in case you should ever need them, of someone who will miss you dearly.