He became immortal when he left things unfinished. Working a jigsaw puzzle, he would intentionally leave one piece out. Painting the house, and one corner would remain unpainted. Grocery shopping always included a list which had at least one more item than he had in his basket. Getting dressed in the morning and invariably his tie was undone or his shoes were untied. Each meal left a bite or three on his plate and a sip in every cup. Nothing completed meant he always had to go back, that life was unfinished. So too were his relationships unconsummated and preliminary. No idea or plan could be complete, not even