Friday, February 6, 2015

Brian Murphy, 1964-2015.

If ever there were Irish eyes that smiled, they were Brian Murphy’s.  To me, that knowing twinkle always said:

Here we are, a roomful of people staring at a puzzle with only two pieces in it and still we can't figure out how to fit them together. Look at us! A sorry lot, aren’t we? But this isn’t a cause for tears. No, it’s a time to rejoice. It’s a time to smile. Because in our failure we also see what makes us wonderful, and why this project is worthwhile. 

Brian died yesterday while traveling in New York City on work. He was a friend and a former colleague. His wit, intelligence, kindness, generosity and capability will be sorely missed by us all.  We think of his work colleagues in the City of Cambridge, and especially, we think of his family in this time of sorrow and challenge.