Bigger Than Winter: For Hugh E. Reilly '76

By Mickey Reilly

Thursday night
Sheraton Hotel, Chicago

Dear Hugh,

How is it possible, after a lifetime of friendship, that you have simply disappeared, my brother? I wander through my days searching for your grin, the way you cock your head when listening, the quality of your voice as singular as the swirls in your fingertips. I see your son, your wife, our parents, our siblings, your friends, and I recognize the look in their eyes, too.…

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Bigger Than Winter: For Hugh E. Reilly '76

By Mickey Reilly

Thursday night
Sheraton Hotel, Chicago

Dear Hugh,

How is it possible, after a lifetime of friendship, that you have simply disappeared, my brother? I wander through my days searching for your grin, the way you cock your head when listening, the quality of your voice as singular as the swirls in your fingertips. I see your son, your wife, our parents, our siblings, your friends, and I recognize the look in their eyes, too.…

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