I am thinking of the gesture of Christopher’s life. I have missed sharing his presence in his later years as our paths did not cross. My memories arise from his teen years not long after his family moved to AA. His creative terrain was helping when needed in the medical practice. His assistance to the nurses (I was one) smoothed chaos into order as we set up the MASH style unit at the first Therapy Retreat. Although needed elsewhere, we nurses would not let him go! 

His passion as a conductor created beauty out of potential chaos, and led chaos into beauty. He smoothed rough edges. He is not far away, in the next world. We can call him when we need his smile.