What a year 2011 has been. So many good events and so many bad ones, such as this one: the death of my friend and fellow tanguero Pablo Fontana. Two nights ago, Pablo somehow lost control of his car and drove off the road. He was 31 years old. It is so hard to believe because, although he drove fast, he was an incredibly skilled driver. I remember teaching with him at the Charlotte tango festival one year ago. He was always joking and his smile would light up the milonga. I look at the pictures from that event now and I cannot believe how the bright light that was his life was extinguished so suddenly. I am still in shock as I write this. The irony of it all is that Pablo was Anne-Sophie Ville’s tango partner for a long time. Anne-Sophie passed away after losing her battle with lung cancer last month.