Oh how little did we know
how much we'd come to care
about a man who dreamed big dreams
and had so much to share.
If we each could lead a life like his,
so full and so fresh,
the world would be a better place
'cause we'd all know we're blessed.
He might have lived a day longer,
or avoided his painful death,
but many of us would have missed out,
and never known how his life was spent.
For he was a man who gave all he had
to what and who he loved,
and for his sacrifice we must give thanks,
and wish him well above.
Dr. Randy Pausch died today, having spent many of his last days fighting for a cause he knew would be left for others to take up. He showed the world in that time the importance of living a full life and pursuing dreams - truly he was an imagineer at heart. He will be missed, but hopefully not forgotten. I only just learned about him a few months ago, and yet he inspired me as much as many people I have known my whole life. I am grateful he lived and that I did hear of him, and my prayers are with his wife and young children. The world is just a little dimmer today, as one of its sons goes out of it.