Saturday, April 25, 2009

6-Word Saturday: Goodbye to a Friend

Yes, he heard a different drummer.

Ella Numera Dos & I were talking yesterday about her friend Jordan, who died unexpectedly on Thursday.

Even though they'd known each other almost all their young lives, "We hung out a lot in 9th grade & before," she reminded me. He went a different way after that.

Taking part in 6-Word Saturday, which is brought to you by Cate at Show My Face. This snap is from Acolyte Appreciation Sunday at our church 2 years ago. Numera Dos is front-and-center; Jordan is in the back row, in the shadows on the right.

The English Teacher in me wants to share the whole quote from Henry David Thoreau with you:

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."


Ribbon said...

so sorry to read this news.

great quote.

best wishes Ribbon

TMC said...

excellent sentiment.

Shawn said...

This is sad news---even though I didn't know her friend.

I had a high school friend die unexpectedly a few weeks ago, and it was unreal how sad I was. It didn't help that he left a wife and family behind...

Loved the quote.

Call Me Cate said...

Very sad but beautiful choice of six words. Thank you for participating.

Susie said...

Your quote seems very appropriate for the young life that you are paying tribute to.

Sugar Mommy said...

Great words to remember him by.

Sorry for your loss.

LadyStyx said...

Im with Susie, great quote for the young man who was lost much too soon.

Marrdy said...

Sad ending but thankfully your daughter stuck to path she did.

Love the picture!


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