Today is always a sad day. It is the day that Derek's Dad passed away. It has been 2 years, but some days, like today, the wounds feel fresh. I recall last year being at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland on this day which was so bitter-sweet. It was amazing to be there, but sad because it was this day and it was a place that Jimmy spoke about. Forever more, this day will remind me of those cliffs. I recall reciting a poem called "The Cliffs of Moher" on the day of his funeral but for the life of me, I can not recall where I got it from - perhaps one of his many books.
I often think of Jimmy and his life and how I could have had a bigger role in it. I could have sent more cards and called more, been more informed on what was going on with him and his life. The reality is tho, I didn't. Now, I can only give to those who are still here. I try to be more involved in the people's lives that are close to me, but I am only human and because of that I fail miserably. It is on days like today where I want to call my family and friends just to tell them I love them. They will respond "I know", But it is always good to tell them.
Today, tell those you love that you do love them - even if they know. One day they won't be here and you will wonder if you ever said it enough.
Rest in Peace Jimmy, I love you.