The coverage was amazing — the sweeping shots of Rome, the sunset over Castel Gandolfo just as the CTV cameras were finishing live coverage. I only avoided completely losing it in tears thanks to the commentators, whose statements were at times erroneous or unintentionally humorous and took my mind off the fact that this was the last time I was probably ever going to see my beloved friend.
I took this picture on Palm Sunday in 2008, and it is how I will always remember him. Beautiful, eloquent, and fatherly.
I already miss him.