Where I live, there’s a local coffee shop called Klekolo World Coffee. It’s been around for nearly 20 years. The coffee shop serves some of the finest coffee in Connecticut.

As I frequent the shop more over the years, I noticed the family that has formed from the patrons and baristas and all.

Recently, we suffered the loss of one of the regulars. Joe was 76 when he passed and the effect of his death has hit us all. It’s amazing the ripples that one life can affect so many.

Through loss, I feel it expresses the strength of the community. It’s the resiliency of how all of us deal with the slings and arrows that hit us that determines the positive course of our lives.


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