Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hunter S. Thompson poem personified by Sprinkle

Mark, one of Leroy's Raiders, about 1975.
I received news of friend’s death this morning.  This happens to be an old high school friend who fought the battle with throat cancer for several years.  Several months ago his doctor told him his throat cancer was back and not to expect to live longer than about a month.  Mark posted the news on Facebook then proceeded to fight gallantly.  Mark was a free spirit. He valued his friends, family and just grabbed life to the fullest.  He inspired everyone with his wit and wonderful outlook.  I’m sure he tweaked halos and wings as the angels welcomed him home this morning.  I hope to follow his wonderful example of living life with gusto till the very end.  He personified this poem by Hunter S. Thompson:
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
I can’t say rest in peace because I believe he is not resting but continues to live in heaven!  Till we meet again, Mark!

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