My dear friend Bernie (Bernard) Kaufman died this morning at 5:05am. He was 83. I just got back from his house where a few of us stayed till the funeral parlor picked up his body. I said my goodbyes to Bernie on Thursday. He never opened his eyes but I feel he was responding to me by reaching for my hand and seemingly trying to speak. They were giving him a two to three week time line, but I knew he was not going to around for many more days.
I am working on a tribute to Bernie on my website which I will be posting. Reading what I say about Bernie will no doubt give people the impression that Bernie was some sort of giant of a perfect man, which is not the case. Bernie was not a perfect man, but he most certainly is the most perfect soul I have ever encountered.