Though it’s been a while since I’ve heard it, nothing made me smile like hearing your laugh and knowing I was the reason for it. The way you’d give in with such abandon. Mouth agape, tongue vibrating with the roar of it all. I can still hear it.
When you were displeased you’d make a face we called the squirrel. Sort of wrinkle your nose and purse your lips.
You were happiest when being silly or creating, or best yet, both.
You have eaten a burger in every city we visited together.
Travel snacks consisted of bubble yum, 100 calorie packs of gold fish, and 3 cashews.
A dog lover…well an animal lover too but your allergies kept you from having a menagerie. And your friends knew we needed to have a cat free zone for you.
Always eager to mentor the kids of your friends. Especially if they showed an interest in the arts. The goose will forever remember that you were her first commission. A wrap around skirt that would have made you very popular had you worn it out of the house.
You were probably the most cautious person I have ever met. It seems a joke that you were taken from us the way you were.
The last several years have been complicated. We have reached out when the other wasn’t ready. It was a sign to me that things would work themselves out in time. It turns out I was wrong. Time ran out. I am more sorry about that than I can put into words.
“Go now in peace, let the love of god surround you everywhere you may go”