Friday 20th February 2009 - 3 months, 4 days. Or, looking at it another way, 5 years.
Dude, you totally would have loved the developments in gadgets and the net in the last 5 years… iPods, Facebook, phones that do a thousand things, you would be into it all, I know it. I also kind of like to guess what new music you would be into, since we liked some of the same stuff and certain songs remind me very much of you. You know I am in exile from JJJ this year, being overseas, it makes me wonder what I’m missing.
I also know you would hate this sappy stuff, however I am sappy, so people have to deal with it. But, because this is for your birthday, I won’t say any of the usual stuff that people might say in this situation, but something else, which surprises me and is a bit odd, but again that’s me.
I’ve found out that grief doesn’t go away… you don’t get over it… you get used to it. Also that you being gone – well it simply feels like that, that you’ve been gone for rather a long time and dude, isn’t it time you came home to see us all now? Not that I’m there – I’m here in East Timor! – but everyone misses you. I miss you heaps and I can only imagine how much more everyone else does.
If only you could come visit, eh? but I’m sure you’re having an absolute blast whatever you're up to. Happy birthday Vic, I always remember, I can’t and won't ever forget.