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I never though that much about Steve Jobs.  So little in fact that I was shocked to the overwhelming reaction to this death.  And then I started to listen to his quotes and his speeches and I understood how he must have touched so many people’s lives…not just through his technology but through the person he was.  This quote is my favorite that’s I’ve heard or read over the last week.  It reminds me of what I try to tell myself every day since Ayrie’s death.

Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.