This ones a little tough on me .. I lost one of my best friends in the world yesterday. He was well known in the magic world .. a builder of small miracles .. the apparatus magicians use to make it all happen. To me he was so much more .. Walter Sheppard left an impression on me that will last my lifetime. I wasn’t expecting the call … not today .. it was so beautiful out, how could this be? Then I got off the phone and it hit me .. and I cried. I looked up to the sky and felt piece .. he’s not suffering anymore.
I’ve written about him many times before .. and I’ve always dreaded the day would come that he would no longer be there to talk to. He had such a great sense of humor .. always made me smile. I would visit him and his wife at least once a year with my travels. Every time I was always excited to see him .. and sad that it would be my last. He turned 80 back in December .. and still had his quick wit right till the end. He taught me so many things over the years .. even his bad habits.
I can’t even tell you how special he was … and still is to me ..