Someone once told me that the death of a person is the death of a world. Which inevitably makes me think of worlds unexplored.
But to keep this post from sinking into the dark and maudlin, here's a quote from one of my absolute favorite authors, saying goodbye to a different kind of world. And I feel it's still appropriate, even against the backdrop of far weightier matters:
"It's a magical world, Hobbes, Ol' Buddy . . . let's go exploring!"
- Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, final installment.