Once again – and it seems way too frequently this summer – we are reminded that our river life, which brings us so many exhilarating moments of joy, is too often ephemeral.
We are drawn to those who are passionate, giving, honorable and genuine. Clearly Derk embodied those traits. Cherish your experiences together. Through those memories our friends and loved ones live on.
My deepest condolences to the many who knew and loved him.
You can never step into the same river; for new waters are always flowing on to you. - Heraclitus of Ephesus