Richard Feynmann has long been one of my heroes. Famous for his work on the atomic bomb, I first came across him as ‘must-read’ material on my physics degree. Over time I’ve read more and more about him and he keeps getting increasingly fascinating. This was a guy who could explain some of the most complex physics theory in a manner that anyone could understand, who played the bongoes passionately and recounts stories with a natural flair – the ultimate communicator who was fascinated by everything life had to offer. This recent article I read contains letters he wrote throughout his life. The last letter, a letter he wrote to his dead wife, is especially moving.