April 22, 2020
I found this in the attic of my garage.
Hidden. Dirty. And Partially deflated.
It doesn’t look like much and it would hold little interest to most, but for me, it holds tremendous sentimental value. 27-years ago this was left in my car. Placed intentionally in the passenger seat of the old hand-me-down vehicle I drove in high school while I attended class. It had a note—a note I no longer have but scribed on it were words that have been branded in my mind and heart all these years later: 𝙄𝙛 𝙄 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙, 𝙄 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙. And I believed it. This was his way of expressing his heart—always visual acts of random kindness. He was a dear, dear friend.
He meant the world to me. And he left this world way too soon, but I still have this 1 thing gifted to me.
No longer hidden or dirty, but still partially 𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 with what I didn’t know would be some of the last few breaths in his short life.
As I do my #covidcleaning here are some things I am so glad I held on to.
If I could give you the world, dear reader, I would.
Happy 🌏 Day