I am deeply saddened by the passing of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
I have been depressed - as many of my Kuwaiti friends are today. He has been around for most of my life - both here and when I was in the States. He was brought into my circle of people I care about by Kuwaiti friends who spoke fondly and compassionately of him throughout the years. "If I love you, I love those you love." We carried his picture during the Gulf War. We watched him on TV. We passed along tidbits of information about him and his life from diwaniya through the phone and back again.
Like an aging member of the family, everybody expected him to pass away, but now that it has happened, it is still a shock.