I dropped everything and flew home, to say goodbye.
It surprised me, surprised everyone I suppose. He’d been doing really well lately, and while we knew there was a possibility, we never expected his time might come so suddenly.
I barely had time to return.
The rest of the family came too, of course, to pay respects and tell him we loved him before he went, to gather and witness his final moments.
“Goodbye.” We said.
“Goodbye.” He replied, waving. Then turned and strode, grinning, up the gangway onto the ark-ship, never to be seen by anyone on earth again…