Dangit

I was driving back from a day of skiing at Stevens Pass when Darren shared the news:

“Ben Towne passed away today.”

“Dangit.”

That’s really all I have to say right now. There’s no way to express the sadness I feel. Instead, I will (again) share this quote that seems rather applicable:

“Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince,
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!” (Hamlet Act V, scene ii)

From www.caringbridge.org:

BENJAMIN WARD TOWNE
July 17, 2005 – December 30, 2008

Comments closed on this page. Please leave them on the Towne’s CaringBridge page instead: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/towne

Update: UPC has posted more details:
From upc.org:

Dear Friends,

We have just received the sad news that about 2 a.m. this morning our beloved Ben Towne died. Our hearts break with this reality, and our hearts are comforted by being able to claim that same promise for Ben which Jesus gave, “Today, you will be with me in paradise.” Let’s include in our prayers Jeff, Carin, and the entire Towne family and network of friends who are grieving.

Claiming the Promise,
Ray Moore
Pastor of Congregational Care

Operation: Be Not Lazy

The goal for this summer is to get out more. Thus I’m going to try to go hiking, climbing, and boating as much as I can. A couple weekends ago, I hiked Snow Lake Trail with Annie and company. It wasn’t too bad for my first Northwest hike, I wasn’t too fond of the snow though.

This weekend will hopefully see some hiking over by Stevens Pass. Not sure where though.

See all the photos: Sunday Hiking Grupo[sic] 08