The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.- James Oliver Rigney, Jr. October 17, 1948–September 16, 2007.
The man I know as Robert Jordan has passed away. Details are on wikipedia, tarvalon.net and his own blog. I'm still in shock.
Rest in Peace. We will miss you.