I had a dream about him last night. We were together on one of our marine science adventures. I was trying to find my way, and he told me to "Come on and follow me." In time, I will.
He will live on in my memories--that smile, his New England stoicism, calling me "Kiddo", hikes through the marsh, talking to his family and having me talk to them, his love for his dog, and his boundless energy and love for his work. I am the better person for having known him.