Watching the Asheville parade today, you wouldn’t think there’d be much to remind me of my brother, would you?
There wasn’t, until the Erwin band marched up to our spot and performed. They were pretty fantastic (as their band usually is) and it took me back to high school days, watching Jason in the marching band. (Jason, do you remember the band competition that took place on your birthday, and mom had the announcer wish you a happy birthday as you were walking off the field? I thought you’d never get over being so angry….)
I don’t have the reflex to call him as often, and I’m quickly realizing that when “Crazy” plays on my phone, it’s not his ringtone…it’s my mom’s. My texts have dropped significantly too.
I do feel fortunate that he walked through “our” house just a few weeks ago – our first look at what would become our home. The day we decided to go through it, Jason was in town and we had him and my mom come with us. It was fun…and I’m glad that he’ll know what I’m talking about when I email him about fun house stuff.
I will miss arguing over who’s going to wash the dishes on Thursday. And what time we’re going to meet the day after Thanksgiving (usually at 4 a.m.) for our morning shopping excursion.
On a slightly different subject….
I found my Will Hoge, “America EP,” cd the other day. Gotta love packing. It’s helping me find so much of my stuff I’ve been missing. (I vow to be cleaner, neater and more organized when we move. I swear.) Anyway, the whole EP is excellent. I’m sure I’ve written about it before, but it really is fantastic. Will put it out in 2004, before the Democratic National Convention. “Bible vs. Gun” makes me sad. “America” just makes me thankful.
And back to my original topic….
It’s been two weeks and I can’t wait for the next 50 to hurry by.