Take a minute from your busy day and listen to this performance of Lizst’s “Dreams of Love”, performed by a 14 year old Eric Metcalf from Cary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVnDugqVjsM&list=UUSikVTHcZIgHeaE0NHJJgfQ&index=4&feature=plcp
This young musician was a 14 year kid with a passion for life in 2007. More recently, he was a scholar at UNC, an avid mountain climber who appreciated the outdoors to the fullest, and has a long list of other accomplishments. He passed away on July 8th, 2012 from a tragic fall doing what he loved to do most. I didn’t know him but have just learned of everything that he accomplished in his short time on Earth.
Here is a moving tribute from his brother showing how he’d like for him to be remembered: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvWn1-xTIWM
We can all take something from young Eric’s passion for life. I thought this deserved to be shared so that we all can benefit from his time here.
Life is short. Live.
Prayers and condolences to his family.
Read more in this article in the CO: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/07/11/3375574/unc-scholar-dies-in-rock-climbing.html