Neil Miller's death
leaves an empty spot in my life.
Emerson said, "A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature." How true as I look back on my long distant friendship with Neil.
Emerson also said, "The only way to have a friend is to be one." That, too, was a blessing, for Neil made it possible for me by extending his hand in friendship.
The death of a friend is always hard. That he was an artist and a master craftsman makes it even harder. And so it is for me with the death of Neil.
In talking about his colorful life
, he once told me that in most things there is no simple answer. Yet the one answer of which he was sure was seeing the hand of man in human works, as he put it.