Updated 08/26/2011

 

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Written by Jonathan Adler

 

   Gabe Arzouan, beloved uncle, son, and friend, died last September from complications of a boating accident. He was thirty-five years old. Soft-spoken and caring, Arzouan always lived life to the fullest. But in the final years of his life, he revealed an unknown side of his psyche. This hidden quasi-Jungian persona surfaced during the Agatha Christie-like pursuit in his quest to find eternal happiness. Gabe's  positive perception of life and unique personality served an inspiration to all.

   Sadly, his life on this world was cut short by a sudden tragedy. Yet even in certain defeat, the courageous Arzouan secretly clung to the belief that life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. But rather, it is a tapestry of events that culminate into an exquisite, sublime plan. Asked about the loss of their dear friend, his life-long acquaintances and family, described Gabe as a changed man in the last year of his life. Things were clearer for him, friends noted. Ultimately, Gabe concluded that if we are to live life in harmony with the universe we must all possess a powerful faith, of what the ancients used to call fatum; what we currently refer to as destiny.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Written by
Jonathan Adler