Absent Friends / by SARA TANNER

There is an African proverb that goes something like this: "When an old man dies a library burns down."
Tonight, I am remembering two great ones that are no longer with us.
Both had a personal effect on me.  And a profound effect on the world through their work.
Ken Regan.  Brilliant, funny, intense.  Passed away last week after a long battle with cancer.
Gordon Parks. No one else evenly remotely like him.  He would have been 100 this week.
Absent friends.