Neil deGrasse Tyson destroys climate denial in this new video http://ht.ly/xpYgN
We’ve had a couple conversations since Monday… but I wanted to take a few minutes and “put pen to paper” so to speak. Nothing cleanses the heart like writing things down.
When I was 11 and you were 22, we didn’t have a lot in common… but even back that far, I remember that smile of yours… and your laugh. Both came so easily to you. I clearly remember your wedding day – “Save Me” written on the bottom of your shoes. I was surprised and honored when you & Donna chose me to be the godfather to Shannon. I think it was that choice that was key to you and I becoming such good friends. When I moved to NYC you & Donna welcomed me into your home and into the lives of your family on a regular basis. Many a weekend was spent in Hatfield… torturing Donna, Shannon & Megs… wrestling with Zac, & cracking you up. So many awesome memories….
- Zac dropping me like a sack of potatoes when he tackled me and inadvertently punched me in the nuts
- Pretending to fall asleep while Megs tried to tell a story & watching you laugh
- Tossing Donna in the air at any family party possible
- Getting in trouble for bringing beer to the fire hall so we had a refreshment while decorating… when the fire hall was strictly dry
- Stealing the keys from Donna and forcing her to listen to the one man band at the local bar
- Getting loaded on your front porch with our “campfire” (that was really just a citronella candle)
And soooo many more (note: I’m pretty sure those last 3 were all in one weekend… Donna is kind of a saint, huh?)
So while I can no longer see you… I will always feel you. You are a part of me… and those memories keep you alive in my heart & soul. I believe you know how much I truly love you… and that will never die. You are an amazing spirit and my life has been made all the better having known you.
I simply want to say thank you… Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for the 3 special people you helped bring into this world and raised with Donna. They too are amazing spirits that I am blessed to have in my life. Thank you for taking such good care of Donna… and thanks to Donna for taking such good care of you. The 2 of you have been role models for me as a couple, as parents, and as “good eggs” in general.
I will miss you… but I know you are with me now more than you could have ever been before… and I am excited to see how you visit me and influence me in my life… until the day I get to see you again.
All my love,
The Best Use for a Kayak You Don’t Mind Destroying – Cheezburger http://ht.ly/pD2e2
This is awesome!
The Telekinetic Coffee Shop Girl Prank – Cheezburger http://ht.ly/pD2NX
“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them .. life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez