This morning I received an email informing me that a former friend passed away on Monday after a very long battle with cancer. It hit me harder than I thought it would (I knew he was fighting a losing battle) considering we hadn’t spoken since early 2007. What has me thinking the most is that we fell out over my divorce – he chose sides with my ex. I will never know why, now. The last thing I said to him was, “my contact info is still the same, if you grow a set, use it.” Why is it stuff like that comes back verbatim, but other stuff is hazy and glossed over. We had a number of good times on a few years worth of photo trips, especially down to Reelfoot Lake and Madison IN. Memories I still love, and are bittersweet because of the falling out due to the divorce.
This Tuesday is his memorial, which I am literally split down the middle on going or not. If I go, I will see people I have not seen in a long time, and I will probably see my ex and her daughter for the first time since we split in 2007. I don’t want to see them. We have nothing to say to each other, or rather, I have nothing to say to them. Going to the memorial wont bring me any answers as to why he chose to throw away our friendship. Hindsight is 20/20 and looking back, yes I could have reached out to him, but I didn’t. I don’t blame myself any more than I blame him, as we were both grown adults who both made the wrong decision.
Eric, safe travels on this next journey.
Yep, it seems the mild winter has gone the way of the dodo. After a record snowfall on Monday, we are now in the single and negative digits. Have been, and will be through tomorrow. Then, lower 40s and rain for Saturday. But wait, back down to lower 20s and beyond after Sunday afternoon. What? Do you want us to catch pneumonia and die, Gia? So, in the mean time, Raven has been laid up in the garage on the tender for life support. Poor girl. All she wants to do is hit the road and fly.
Well, here are a few photos from this week. It has been crazy.
Yes, I already have a blog site, and yes there are plenty of posts there regarding my motorcycle and experiences on it, but I wanted a clean slate to start with for my Ride Reports. While it is not quite motorcycle season yet, I wanted to get everything in order so I would be able to easily create reports while on the go. Read the rest of this entry »