- 52 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 28, 1961
- Date of passing: Dec 3, 2013
|Tal vez nuestros espíritus se reunirá de nuevo cuando se termina mi viaje.|
This page was created to honor my friend, Pedro Vargas whom we all knew as Pete.
I met him in February, 1998. We worked an arm's length apart, every day, from 2010 until the end of our tour of duty on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013.
During the homily of his memorial mass, the celebrant said that at the end of life, there are usually two regrets. They're not that we didn't go to work more or earn more money. They are...
Love inadequately expressed
Forgiveness not sought or extended.
For sure, Pete made the most of his time under the sun. A rare guy, overflowing with grace and benevolence. We'll never have another friend like him. His love of life radiated and infected anyone who encountered him, one-on-one. He sincerely gave himself to us, body and soul. It's unlikely that he would have had the slightest regret when it came to love or reconciliation.
So, then, the priest's homily was for us, the living, to assess the quality of our relationships while we have a chance to set things square.
If there really is something else sublime, I hope Pete's found it. He deserves it.
Thank you for visiting here.
"Epitaph On A Friend - Robert Burns
An honest man here lies at rest,
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm'd,
Few heads with knowledge so inform'd;
If there's another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.
"Thank you to Armond Scavo for the use of his picture "City of Brotherly Love." http://photographsofphiladelphia.com/"
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