This morning I got to wake up to the news that Chris Cornell passed away. I realize that I am the age where a lot of my idols are going to pass away but it doesn't make it any easier. The last year and a half has been brutal for musical idols. Artists I had grown up listening to, artists that are attached to special memories and very special times in my life. I am more sad at Chris's passing than I think I should be. Maybe it's the possibility that he took his own life. Maybe it's the loss of my youth in his lyrics. Maybe it is the culmination of so much loss over the last 18 months. I hope he is at peace. Whatever plagued him has eased and his soul breathes easier. I think it's time for Death to take a vacation.