The most unfortunate part of having this blog, is that we set it up for someone we will never sit with. Someone we will never share a meal with or laugh at a joke with.
With the anniversary of Peter's death looming on my calendar, I feel deeply that it's the life of a talented man that we should remember, not a date of a person's passing. So, while Thursday (the 14th) is ingrained in our minds as the day we lost him, I offer up the notion that we should not cry for his loss. Yes, it's a great loss to my family's world, to his friends and his adoring fans. But I offer up a solution to the sadness.
Play his music REALLY loud ... sing his harrowing words at the TOP of your lungs ... SMILE when you see the GREEN grass ... and know that the "green man" is probably LAUGHING at you.
It's gonna be a hard week ... but I know we'll make it through with the help of our friends and the many people who were touched by Pete's music ...
If you are on Facebook this week, check out Cathy Ratajczyk's page for family photo postings and fan musings as we honor his legacy. I'll be monitoring the page for a portion of the day. Come on by and say hi.