6 Months Without Kic

My buddy Kic died six months ago today. He was one of my favourite people in the world and I really miss him.

I'll always know how long it's been since Kic passed because it happened 3 days after my son was born. When Jarvis turns one, I'll know it's been a year since we lost Kic. When Jarvis turns ten, I'll know it's been a decade. The anniversaries will be linked for the rest of my life.

Sometimes, when I'm missing Kic, I'll read his old tweets. Often I'll even retweet one. Yesterday, during Hockey Night in Canada, I retweeted something he wrote about hating Glenn Healy. It was even retweeted by a few people, and for a split second, it was as if Kic was still with us. I liked that feeling.

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Sorry to hear of your loss & I can relate as I lost my brother from another mother 19 years ago :-(

John passed on long before the internet & social media arrive on the scene but I have kept some postcards & voicemails that I received from him.

Every anniversay of his passing I review a mini slideshow I made from the few photos I had of him while having a drink in his honour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhk3kZFpPGw

They say every person dies twice.. the first is the passing of the physical body & the second is the very last time that someone utters their name.

So in a way you are keeping him alive with your tweets & mentions of him in your blog. I imagine he would be proud & happy with that rememberance… smiling with every thought or action you had in that regard. I think it's an awesome tribute.

Now with our social media profiles imprinted on many sites perhaps we all will live on to some degree until the last time someone checks out that profile or page.

If that's the case.. your gonna outlive us all dude. ;-)

October 13, 2014 @ 7:15 PM

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