I met Mr. Wetter at the resort I work at a number of years ago. He hired me to train him on the Pilates Reformer and we hit it off immediately. I never thought about calling him by his first name, nor his wife; it was always, "Mr. Wetter". He introduced me to his wife as "Mrs. Wetter" and it just was that way.
I heard that he died earlier this year. At the knowledge of his passing, I felt his presence - he was a compassionate man and I still hold him in high regards. He was a business man with a huge heart; spoke directly and straight forward and had a gentleness about him that touched me deeply. This is a quote that he had in his office and I believed he lived by. I have adopted the same philosophy:
"Let me die working still tackling problems, unfinished tasks undone, clean to its end, swift may my race be run. No laggard steps. No faltering. No shirking. Let me die working. Let me die thinking. Let me fare forth still with an open mind. Fresh secrets to unfold, new truths to find; my soul undimmed, alert. No question blinking. Let me die thinking. Let me die laughing. No sighing over past sins; they are forgiven. Spilled on the earth are all the joys of heaven, the wine of life, the cup of mirth quaffing. Let me die laughing".
I wonder if he knows the heart print he left with me? If he didn't, he does now. Thank you, my friend.