I've lost friends due to accidents and suicides.
Some were in their prime for society's sake, others were in their aging times where people who knew them back in their "prime" twenty years ago had forgotten about.
These friends of mine, whether I was a momentary note in their existence or a true contributor to their well being, I hold the moments I had with them tightly so they won't be erased from existence. I hold them so closely to my heart every day. Every time I hear a band that we shared our love for, every time a we played a game together endlessly on countless nights, and every time we shared moments of respect and love for each other.
I remember them.
I think that is something that all of us strive for. To be remembered after we leave this life. Whether it be because of some courageous feat, a withstanding gratitude towards life, or some dick and fart jokes that made some kids laugh. We want to make sure that when we go, whether it be prolonged or sudden, that we touched enough people to carry on our legacy...even if it is a legacy of dick and fart jokes.
Joel, Tim, Logan, and Nick, I miss you all, and I know you likely can't see this due to the fact that it is a bunch of ones and zeros and I've no clue what kind of afterlife there is out there. But I just want you to know that I remember everything that we've done together, and thank you for all the highs and lows that we shared together.
I hope to see you all again some day down this road, but I think I've a few more strides to take and people to remember. You won't be brought up every day, but you will never be forgotten.
I miss you.