Cole Hopfenspirger Obituary, Death – Cole Hopfenspirger is head and shoulders above the rest of us. Because of that one man, I’ve evolved into a better version of myself. He is the kind of person who would put aside anything and everything to assist a member of his family. Because of him, I was able to see firsthand how this kind of selflessness can have a positive impact on others. He was the most entertaining person I’ve ever known to be in close proximity to. Even more incredible is the fact that he accomplished all of this with relative ease. In every circumstance, he offered the positive energy that was needed. I can’t even begin to count the number of times he brought me right back into the here and now by shaking me out of my stupor or relieving my anxiousness. A true present.
This whole thing still doesn’t seem real to me. The past several days have been extremely difficult for me as I grieve, and I still have no idea how to process everything that has happened. The thought of all the people whose lives he brightened, whose hearts he touched, and who love him who will have to go without hearing that sweet songbird sing again makes it difficult not to be angry, and it makes it difficult not to break down and cry. This is not only because of my own pain and anguish, but also because of the thought of all those people.
Both at the beginning and at the end, music was the glue that held us all together.
We got back in touch not too long ago when I started playing music again. Sharing photographs of our newly set up studios, as well as the new equipment, talking about various virtual instruments, and other topics. We talked about the good times we had spent with our mutual friend Tyler, who had recently gone away. I never in a million years would have guessed that Cole would be off on his next journey into the unknown a couple of days later.
I count it a privilege to have created so many wonderful memories with such a remarkable fellow human being. Together, we worked toward achieving the dream that we both shared and lived out together. Through our shared love of music, we will always be connected. What a wild voyage it was, and what a privilege it was to get to go through it all with that wild animal of a man. Man, that was one wild ride.