My friend Rodney had a giant heart. He was always kind, considerate, generous, and reliable. He was exactly the type of person that I wish I could be more like.
His life ended at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was the first person that I knew to die of the disease at a time when no one thought that it would hit Colorado. His death had a very sobering impact on me. It would set the tone of mourning and loss that would last for the next two years.