I just got off the phone and my 1st cousin, Adrian Lutas passed away due to illness.
I never knew him as a child. The iron curtain stood in the way. When I did really meet him after the wall came down, he was generous, happy, and helped me in a very stressful time for him. He never asked anything back for that, though I would gladly have returned the favor if I knew how to.
Now he's gone and I never will be able to. All I can do is remember and appreciate.