"I shall pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show
to any human being, let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again."
Oh boy, you are my confidant, my sobriety check! My humor never gets by you! A friend who gave me life and a friend for life..
"All of us have schnozzles. That is, we are ridiculous in one way or another: if not in our faces, then in our characters, in our minds, or in our habits.
When we admit our schnozzles instead of defending them, we begin to laugh and the world laughs with us."** Jimmy Durante
You gave your life many years ago to a pain that wouldn't cease. You may not know it now, but it has led me in a direction I thought I'd never go. In a dream there will one day be no more pain as you once felt.
May you rest in peace..
"The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith."**Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tami and Jerry
I've seen the two of you hit some hard times and yet you remained in high spirits. Still willing to share what you had, you showed me a new kind of generosity.
You reminded me of the spirit of true friendship.
Baggz, you have been a saviour in crisis, an ear in my moments of doubt.
Thank you for that.
"Do you know what real poverty is? It is never to have a big thought or a generous impulse."** Fleishman
The spirit of freedom we shared and the breaking of an innocence.
All these years as if a day hasn't passed. You once told me that I left your life too often, I always kept you in my heart.
We've traveled many lifetimes since then and your place inside me has never moved. I chose the song "Every Time You Go Away" as you once chose it for me.
That piece of you I hold, I keep dear and close to my heart.
"There is healing as well as comfort in the memory of a half forgotten tune."** Louis Untermeyer
We miss you. October 2002
Sharp wit and intelligence.These two traits I greatly admire in you.
You make me think, not only of knowledge, you make me think of how we see each other.
I see inside you a gentleness, a kindness that softens me.
And I quote.."The blessed of this world strive to touch our being,
to reach us in a way that alters our being in ways no other can."
You, my friend, have touched me.You are a rare and precious gift, one in which I
can never forget.
"A friend is one before whom I may think aloud."**Ralph Waldo Emerson