"When you look back on your days, they've passed in a flash. Time doesn't last and nobody here's got long to live." rb
My favorite number
you could have been.
the last time i saw you
i remember when,
you said see you soon
what would have been
so glorious and sweet
was so sad and fin. pg
I think on how we met... how you walked in my door, no knock and the rest is history... yes, history on this plane.
"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof." rb
I think about my loved ones around me... a lot of them were drawn there with your help so long ago, some more directly than others. even after you passed your energy pulled your peeps from across the country for me to meet and embrace. i am surrounded by people who love me and who loved and treasured you. i am glad and grateful for you and these people who came with you and stayed. my family.
"Everything is exactly as it is for a reason. The crumb on your table is no mystical reminder of this morning's cookie, it is there because you have chosen not to remove it. No exceptions." rb
I miss you so much, I still think of you most daily and there are days that you weigh heavier on my mind than others, sometimes I feel you near. i guess we might still have the same dreams. one night i'll remember a visit. you touched my life in so many ways you know and I love and thank you for it.
"Can miles truly separate friends? If you want to be with one that you love, aren't you already there?" rb
As always... until we meet again... as I know we will as we have before. we knew it pretty quick when it was presented and i know it will present again.
"Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years."
"Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends." rb
So today is your birthday, as luck would have it, i'm going to a party and it's with people who loved you, we will certainly smile, reflect and tip back a few!
"Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end." rb
I will continue to build this gallery in memory of my friend for as long as I can and I'll do my best to note how each drawing, photo, etc. came to me. If you have anything to contribute, please. do. Contact me to have any files submitted.
To Chris. Until Next Time. Rest in Peace.
September 9, 1973 - May 25, 2004
R.I.P. SHAM stickers send self addressed stamped envelope to:
P. Goodman 9121 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45215
*note: rb = Richard Bach