It was more emotional than I expected. I've enjoyed working with him; apparently announcing the resignation was hard for him. Talking about it with him later was hard for both of us.
I don't know what the effects of this are for me, for what I want to do or for what/where the best place to do it is. The organization seems to have a collective lack of pants about his departure. No one is positioned to take his job. One thing I know for sure is that I don't want it.