I’m learning that my new normal is living life and missing my brother. The two will be deep-rooted lifelong friends. I remember him asking me once how I was always so happy, and at the time I gave some under-thought response. If I could go back and change one thing, it would be to hear the message in that question and spend more time sharing the magic and wonder in my life with him. His death broke my heart, but it broke it wide open. Open to courage, open to compassion, open to sacrificial love and selflessness. Open to hearing between the lines.