We have both recently experienced sobering thoughts with the untimely passing of a friend and colleague. The event made us mindful of the frailty of life and our interconnectedness.

This introspection brought to mind the timeless John Donne meditation that says: "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."

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