I miss my friend

in #lifelast year

I've been spending very minimal time on Steem recently. Mostly because life is full on right now, but also because I've been "hiding".

I've posted maybe once a week these few months, and usually on things I consider as non-emotional as possible. For good reason.

I finally felt the desire to post something a bit more personal. I was going to post this amazing sunset pic I took from my garden today...

...and post about something personal and positive, because despite allll the shit that's been going on these few months, there have been some truly amazing moments and memories too.

But.. in my photo gallery waiting for me to stumble upon, were pictures of me and my dear friend @rod.crisafulli.

One of my closest friends, on Steem and in real life, a "new" friend whom I've only known for a little more than a year.

One of the most amazing, most loving and kindest souls I've ever met.

Gone wayyy too soon, but at the same time, exactly when he had to.

This is not the tribute post. I'm not ready for that yet. This is just a reminder for myself of these last 3 weeks since his passing.

Today is the perfect day for reflection, for appreciating and being grateful for who we have and what we have in our lives. Also... for grieving

I miss my friend

I miss his kindness, his messages, his beautiful way of encouraging me and lifting my spirits.

He's everywhere now ❤

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What? What are you saying @redrica? We were talking about Rod in Cambridge only last weekend. Please tell me you're not saying what it sounds like. 😢

It is unfortunately what it sounds like, he's gone :( I'll message you <3

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Thank you. It came as such a shock. I messaged him a couple of weeks ago and just thought he must be really busy. &#128546

You Know I am always here for you, although I have been stupid lately, almost moved on myself, not my time, we just walk into another room when we decide to, be brave, I know you are ! Love you mate x

Thank you <3

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Oh @redrica Life brings us beautiful things... people, moments, experiences.... then it goes and shits on everything leaving us to struggle through the mess that has been made. I am so sorry about your friend. I hope more beauty comes your way soon. xo

Thank you dear, I hope so too, and hope all is well with you..

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A beautiful sunset.
Time to remember and allow it to happen.
Take care x

Thank you lovely..

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I only met him once, but it's terrible to hear he's gone. Thinking of you and all his friends and family

Thanks Steve

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Sorry to hear this. I never met him, only knew him a little through his posts. So sad.

Thanks @pennsif, he is a top guy and will be sorely missed.

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love love Love that photo! Awesome 😎 👌🏼