Been an emotional week. Whoah! That word just wrote it self “emotional”. Wrote a post on Wednesday that was significant to me. Had some people stop by. Their stopping by, their comments was huge for this clark. My thanks to Christine, Dyanne, Zoe and Clark.
It was one of those posts I wrote for myself, because it was there. And I had to. That afternoon, I began writing “Part 2”. I never finished it. Thought perhaps I’d work it into a Friday TToT post. But sudden death interrupted. Sudden. As in wtf. So.
Gonna scrap my Anniversary Afternoon follow-up. Got it tucked into a corner of my heart. Might break it out at a later date, might not. Right now? I’m remembering my brother in law whose sudden death yesterday morning sent shock waves up and down the east coast and clear across the country.
The man who came into my life when I was 7, who became a part of my family, left the planet in the pre-dawn hours yesterday. This isn’t a “normal” TToT post. No sir. All I can say is I’m grateful that Paul’s last act on earth was engaging in an activity he loved. Fishing. I should be so lucky when it’s my time…to be doing a thing I love. To be out of doors, near the ocean.
What can I tell you about him? Paul was a major scott. A lot of you know what this means. Anyone who doesn’t, scott = energy, action, color(ful), louder/larger than life, of the absolute moment. An artist, soldier, husband, father, grandfather, baker, chef. He was without doubt, a force to be reckoned with.
I’m going back well over 10 years now and I can’t for the life of me remember how we got talking music but it suprised me to find out that he liked George Thorogood. Wait, let me re-phrase that. Paul liked a couple of George T songs at that moment in time:)
I have many a Paul memory that makes me smile. And if I had access to my old desktop, I would be posting a favorite picture of him, myself and Man from the last time I saw him. The last time he and my sister came to visit. But not today. Today, there is George. Today.
[…”I always loved that car. Even as a kid, I knew it was cool. Thanks for letting me ride shotgun today Paul…”]