Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Saying Goodbye to Adam



a blue kickboard
Adam died last night.

It has been a few years since I last saw him. It's been even longer since our adventures in the Aquatic Centre. I have such good memories of those summer days. Hours of fun for only $2.

My best memory of those days will always be Adam. It wasn't just the joke, but the way he said it - Blue Awmpit Haiw. And it wasn't just the way he said it, but the way he flapped the blue kickboard under his arm. I laughed so hard I was in tears. And it was even funnier when he got a hold of two kickboards.

That was almost 20 years ago. Suddenly I feel sad turning 30 this year. Adam didn't even get the chance.

I never forgot the blue armpit hair. I wonder if Adam still laughed about it every time he saw a kickboard. Now that he is gone, I don't know if I will.

6 Comments:

Blogger Dusty said...

No... you need to keep laughing about it. It's the only way you can honour his existence. Keep the memory real. Keeping the memory alive help keeps part of Adam alive.

I still can't believe it though. He was only 24. :(

12:23:00 PM

 
Blogger ms. creek said...

who was adam?
i'm sorry.....

9:08:00 PM

 
Blogger Felicia said...

Hi M - I think your sister is right. You've got to be greatful for the time that you had and try not to dwell on the time you've lost. It's different for everyone, but I think that changing perspective that way gets easier with time. (I'm not sure if I'm ready to build that lamp, but I'd like to. What I'm most afraid of is forgetting...building the lamp will give me something to hold on to. In a while, you may find kickboards a comfort, too)

9:56:00 PM

 
Blogger JODSTER said...

I agree. Laughing at the positives keeps a memory alive.

Even if it's with a lump in your throat.

10:21:00 AM

 
Blogger Rainypete said...

I think Adam would be upset if you let the joke die with him.

It's never easy to keep a good sense of humour with life going on around you, but the minute you let it get to you is the minute it starts to win.

12:11:00 PM

 
Blogger stillfindingnemo said...

What they all said. I'm sorry.

4:38:00 PM

 

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