a year today

Debut

We were close in age, but not in temperament. He was mischievous, and I was often amazed at his audacity, his disregard of the rules. He was less concerned with fitting in than with doing his own thing. I admired that very much, but was too nervous to accept most of his invitations.

As we grew, I always wondered at how two kids, only a year apart and raised in the same home, could have such different childhoods. And how for some reason, his path led to a place of despair from which he did not return.

Sweet brother, we are all diminished by your passing. We grieve you still.

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6 Comments

  1. Beautiful..but almost too sad to push like…I will for his memory.

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  2. I feel for you.

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  3. Ah what a beautiful photo of the two of you. I am so sorry for your loss. I still miss my brother after three decades!

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  4. Louise

     /  December 3, 2013

    A beautiful reflection on Geoff – it is hard to imagine how a loved one’s thoughts can lead them to such darkness when they are so cherished … but I know too well it happens. Thinking of you at this time of Thanksgiving.

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  5. I am so sorry… What a beautiful post to honour your brother, I wish you strength.

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  6. holding you deep in my heart

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