I chanted this morning at the kaikan and got to have tea with a good friend and I feel great. Having some time alone with my friend after what feels like forever was really nice. It gave me the chance to talk about David and realize that I am doing much better. Talking about him feels like keeping part of him alive and with me. He was a workaholic and could not sit still for anything. He yelled at his workers constantly to "Get back to work!" His son, Robert and I worked on how his headstone would read and agreed on:
November 25,1953 - December 31, 2012
Loving father, brother, and friend.
I"m only laying here because I have to.
Get back to work!
He would appreciate that his wicked sense of humor could make people laugh who come to visit him and who come to visit others. Now I am off to celebrate Marilyn's birthday with some Vietnamese food and have a good time in the realm of the living with my family. I was excited to get the following tweet: