JC will be missed here, and elsewhere too I'm sure.
Something like this happening suddenly brings home that even though we know our lives are impermanent it often doesn't really sink in, and we live as if we can be certain we have many years ahead of us.
"Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment." - Ajahn Chah
"When we see beyond self, we no longer cling to happiness. When we stop clinging, we can begin to be happy." - Ajahn Chah
"Know and watch your heart. It’s pure but emotions come to colour it." — Ajahn Chah