Thursday, November 5, 2015

Until We Meet Again, My Friend

I said good-bye to a dear friend last night. I don't ever remember when we met. It was like she was just suddenly part of my life...until now she isn't.

Cancer may have taken you too soon, but our memories will live forever in my heart. Countless Sharks games. Giants games. Happy hours with "the girls." A couple of Bruce Springsteen concerts. I'll never forget you driving us out of AT&T park on the wrong side of the road when we left the concert so we could pass the line of traffic. You practically lived at that ballpark every summer, the huge Giants fan that you were.

I can still hear your loud as it was, it was genuine and inviting. You had so many friends. Everyone loved you. It was easy to.  You lived your life out loud. I will always admire you for that.

Vanessa, I miss you already.

After Glow

"I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, 
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve, 
To dry before the sun 
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done."

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