Through the middle of March, it looked like he might actually pull out of this, if the stars lined up properly. On the 20th he recorded a message: “You can have it all — as long as you don’t want it all.”
There was a time when I thought he wanted it all. Not so. What he wanted was enough to get by without having to ask for help. It’s a situation I grew to appreciate too late.
James Herschael Hill II
21 January 1967 — 6 April 2018
Peace be with your soul, brother.
(How the hell is it that neither of my brothers made it much past 50, and my sisters never made it even that far?)