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Apparently he died doing what he loved, which is more than most folks can say.
Ah, to the short happy life. John didn't have to experience being old, ugly, wracked with ailments, shunned by employers, widowed, deprived of anything that tastes or feels good, financially dependent, and a problem to his adult children. Preserving extra years of life at all costs is not what it's cracked up to be.
Yikes! What a depressive version of what life can be for a person. .... Yes, bad things do happen and focusing on the bad and not finding the things that make you happy in spite of the bad, ensures an unhappy fate.
"He lived a very full life," said Basso, who seemed shaken when reached by phone Monday evening. "He will be missed."----NO, he lived a short life and actually a pretty limited one if he ate at the same restaurant every single day. I mean seriously - the same place every day? No food is that good. He may have had a full belly but I doubt he had a very full life. Especially considering he died at 52. Someone that dies at 52 and travels a bit and eats a bunch of different food from different places and has different experiences? I would call that a fuller life.
I give the restaurant credit for truth-in-advertising at least... that's got to be good for something!
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