My heart is so broken today...broken for the loss of such great light.
Max was someone who showed me what it meant to Live fully and to Love deeply. We experienced many up's and down's but Max's faith never faltered..."No matter what though, I will continue to and will forever be believing in you."
The first story I ever wrote I shared with Max...
The story is about a Maiden who falls deeply in love with a Captain...but for several reasons, chiefly because she does not know or love herself...they are forced to part ways. After a deep depression and introspection, the Maiden begins to discover herself for the first time. One day while looking for sea shells on the shore she meets an Explorer (and you can guess who that is). The Explorer tells her tales of his magnificent adventures and brings her aboard his ship. On the deck, he let's her look through his telescope of infinity and teaches her to see the world with "real eyes", to see the world as he sees it: as a magical adventure.
As they traveled together, the Explorer gave the Maiden many gifts, but the greatest gift he gave her was his encouragement to open up the Explorer inside herself.
Despite everything we went through, Max showed me more compassion than any other human. He never judged me or anyone for that matter.
If I could choose one word to describe him it would be: JOY.
He was so full of joy and I can still hear his laugh - he had such a great laugh, didn't he? :)
Thank you to everyone who has reached out today, it means so much. Please send your love and well wishes to his family and close friends who are truly suffering and need your support. Also - love your loved ones, every moment, every day and be safe. Life is precious.
AMOR FATI...as was written on Max's inner left arm.
“I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche