The idea for this piece first began brewing, when a friend posted a picture of a friend she lost in response to a post I put up about the loss of one of my own friends. She pointed out, we are all connected through these deaths. And then, I stumbled across this news story, the tragic death of a relatively unknown musician. I thought, once more, of how we are all connected in these deaths. Then I uncovered the story of the dead man's bandmate, and I realized that we are all also connected in recovery.