He’d have been 57 today. I don’t even think I have a picture of us since from when I was a kid. I suppose if I’d asked for a picture of us together the last time I saw you in 2007, you’d have scoffed, thinking me a sentimental old “Ted” or “Punk”.
Maybe if I had not heeded your wishes for me not to get myself into debt to come out and see you during your last days, I’d have that picture…but you didn’t want me seeing you wasting away. Have my lasting memory of you looking ill. I can only love you for that.
And as I was choosing this picture…The Carpenters’ version of Ticket To Ride played…
David. I miss you more than I can ever express. Happy birthday, wherever you are ??