I’ll see you in another life, Raphael.

For those of my Macaulay friends and classmates who haven’t heard yet, our class year unfortunately lost a peer the other day. I didn’t know Raphael at all, which is unfortunate–even though his home campus was Baruch and mine is Brooklyn, it doesn’t mean that we weren’t connected. He was a member of the Macaulay Honors College community and my class, as well as the Scholars Council, a group that only does good, honest, hard work for the benefit of all of us.

I don’t know why this happened. I don’t know why this path was chosen, by whoever ended up making the final decision. I don’t know a lot about this tragedy, but I do know that there will be an empty seat at graduation because of this.

I pray that God takes him into His arms.

Rest in peace, brother. I’ll see you in another life.

About Daniel

Daniel is a graduate of CUNY Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, summa cum laude with a B.A. in Film Production and TV/Radio. He can be reached via his website, www.passingplanes.com. The Utopia of Daniel was his college blog and he has since transitioned to posting on other sites.