It’s little secret I’m a fan of Garrison Keillor’s essays. Here’s one excellent reason why:

“This is what the obituaries leave out. The giants fall and we leave them behind but who is left to bless us? Nobody. As long as John was in the world, you could imagine him calling up one morning and saying, “That was good. I liked that.” And now the phone is dead. I feel bereft.”

Read the rest from Garrison Keillor on John Updike.