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    Opus PATH's Avatar
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    Friend died and I am totally bummed.....

    A dear friend of mine just had a heart attack and passed away. He was the picture of health. I was hanging with him last weekend. He was buried today. A great guy with a heart of gold.

    It is so odd to one day be sitting, chatting, and laughing and then find yourself crying a few days later.

    He was one of those guys that would light up a room. You know. The kind of person you really are happy to see.

    Today he was buried and it will be some time before I laugh again. I am totally bummed.
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    And good night Moon

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    Dang I am sorry to hear that.
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    People always think I'm crazy for giving away free hugs and always telling people I care about how much they mean to me. I say that you need to do this constantly for you never know when they will leave.

    Path, I know this hurts you. I cannot say I feel your pain because we all take this differently, we all react to in ways that others can't.

    You were able to spend that time with him last week doing what buddies do.

    Being buddies.

    You both are lucky that you got to spend time together. Sharing good times and loving each other. He will always be in your heart won't he?

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    A Zen thought: We don't truly die until all that remember us are dead. Remember the joy that your friendship gave. I'm sure that's how he'd want to be remembered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    People always think I'm crazy for giving away free hugs and always telling people I care about how much they mean to me. I say that you need to do this constantly for you never know when they will leave.

    Path, I know this hurts you. I cannot say I feel your pain because we all take this differently, we all react to in ways that others can't.

    You were able to spend that time with him last week doing what buddies do.

    Being buddies.

    You both are lucky that you got to spend time together. Sharing good times and loving each other. He will always be in your heart won't he?

    ((hugs))
    There's nothing I can say that would add much to what she said. I'm terribly sorry to hear of this, and I hope things soon get brighter for you and everyone else who loved him.

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    Sorry, Path.

    I had two of my best friends die of weird stuff in a short period
    of time. I think of them daily. It really hurts so I try not to dwell.
    Im sending good thoughts to their families and people who knew them.

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    Path. As my mom says, we have to smile between the tears. Its not easy. Sorry for your loss. When you look back at a friendship, you know each of you enhanced each others life and in a way you keep their essence alive by remembering .

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Like Siu said, this is why we rejoice in having our friend & loved ones around when we we do. You never know when they're gonna jet on you.

    I'm sorry for your loss. ((hugs))

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    So sorry to hear of your friend's death, PATH. ((hugs)) Let us know how we can best support you in healing. PM me anytime.

    In the meantime, I prescribe large daily doses of Foo. Foo may also be taken at night in case of insomnia.

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    Sorry to hear about your friend PATH. I found out today that one of the member of my cycling club passed away in his sleep over New Years. The 31st he was emailing about the New Year's ride, called his family at 6pm, and then never showed up for the ride the next morning. He too was very fit (he had just finished riding 10,000mi in 2007! 500mi the last full week! Age age 54). It really hits home how fragile life can be and how we all need to make the most of our time.

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    Path, my condolences. This was obviously an unexpected death. Those are usually the hardest to deal with after the person has passed on. My thoughts are with you ... and while it may not mean much to you right now, time does heal all. You'll never forget him, however you will eventually be able to remember all the good times with clarity.

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    I offer my condolences.

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    PATH, you have my sincere condolences; your friend is in my prayers.

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    I'm sorry for your loss PATH.

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    Sorry for the bad news PATH. Maybe you can carry some of his light onward.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Thanks gang. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    Lullaby Of Foo

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    Keep my bike safe from the bicycle thief
    Keep my tootsies toasty warm
    keep my carbon from any harm

    Good Night Road Bike
    Good Night Moutain Bike
    Good night all you Foosters
    And good night Moon

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    Very, very sorry

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    Sorry for your loss. Like others have said...our friends live on in our memories. Cherish those.
    Just Do It..

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    Cherish and honour your friend's memory, PATH.

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    PATH, we are here for you. My heart goes out to you during this time. As VV said, large doses of Foo do help, and we are here for you if you need anything. Just let us know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuda2k View Post
    Sorry to hear about your friend PATH. I found out today that one of the member of my cycling club passed away in his sleep over New Years. The 31st he was emailing about the New Year's ride, called his family at 6pm, and then never showed up for the ride the next morning. He too was very fit (he had just finished riding 10,000mi in 2007! 500mi the last full week! Age age 54). It really hits home how fragile life can be and how we all need to make the most of our time.
    That perception can change your life in so many ways...

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    Here are some more hugs for you, PATH. ((hugs)) I hope that you will soon find a way to wake up each day and smile at the memories of your dear friend. It takes a while, but healing does come. Trust me.

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    I am sorry to hear about your loss, my friend. I am sitting here wearing the Tour de Georgia shirt that my friend Matthew gave me a few years ago. We lost Matthew about 18 months ago and I still thank God for every minute that I knew him.

    I sang at three funerals yesterday at church. It was a remarkable day.
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    PATH...keep posting here I'm sure that we will return that good cheer (that you bring to so many of us) to you before the week's end.


    Your friend used to light up the room. His body may be gone, but the light is still there.
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    Very nice words, 'Dipper.

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