January 2002 It's now a couple of weeks into the new year of 2002. It was on my mind to write my thought for this month of January for Gary's website and the thought that troubles me is that memories of Gary slowly drift into the past. I know certainly at the beginning when Gary left that thought horrified me and somehow it insulted my memory of Gary. Almost three years later I know that for life to continue how I handle Gary's passing must change. A difficult, slow and very painful process. I feel I am on a predictable passage through life with the ending written for me.
I watched a program lately with Michael Palin on a journey called "Pole to Pole". It showed clearly no matter what planning and thought goes into a journey things will and do go wrong. Sometimes the end may not be reached but I know one thing for sure Gary left such an impact, it has shown the importance of our lives and how we live that life is the important thing.
I hope we can all reach our journey and life's experiences are not so difficult in the future.