The Universe is funny. Here I was, trying to put into words this sudden, heartbreaking event and along comes Merril with her dVerse prosery prompt that is exactly what I need. We had to use the phrase: “when it is over said and done / it was a time / and there was never enough of it.” –Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, “A Time” Truly. I could not have asked for better. My son lost his best friend in an accident this weekend. We are all trying to come to grips with it. My heart is broken. As there are still questions to be answered, I could not do the post I truly wanted to do so this is just perfect. Then Iain showed me this drawing by Pat, dated September 24, 2017. I shiver.
Born at the age of nine, a friendship for the ages. At ten you went away to summer camp, doing who-knows-what that shall remain a mystery. At twelve, you went to the same high school and made the football team, where, in your first year, you were undefeated. By fifteen, you two got kicked out for your “entrepreneurial skills” (which shall remain unnamed – one of many stories to tell in your old age) and to different schools you went. Yet that glue was a good one, its bond secure.
As young adults, you have travelled and experienced thrills most people only think of. When it is over, said and done, it was a time. And there was never enough of it. You were supposed to do more, share more. You were to remain forever best friends. At twenty-two, your adult lives were just beginning.