“Some people cast shadows on one’s life, while others are etched in one’s being and their outline remains clear and strong forever. There are many shadows, fewer silhouettes.”
— Elisabeth Reavis
My mother wrote those lines to me in a letter in 1983. They immediately came to mind when I heard the sad news of the passing of my old friend and running partner, Jim “Jason” Kehoe.
For those of us lucky enough to have called him friend, Jason was one of the indelibly etched characters in our lives. For me, his outline was recognized early on, and never diminished, not when I moved thousands of miles away, or even now when he has departed for dimensions unknown after being found dead all too soon of natural causes at his home in Hull, Massachusetts on June 3, 2012 at age 64.