Memories, so many, of our time together. ‘Ramblin’ Man’ by Lemon Jelly. All the Smiths and Radiohead tracks. So much music.
All those contacts with Jasper and everything you did for him.
Everything you did for both of us.
True I don’t need you in my life and possibly never did.
But that doesn’t stop me being glad and grateful for the association and all the support you gave.
You were a book I opened but couldn’t be bothered to finish…
I know how pleased you will be that Jasper is now a fine young man who’s embarking on his own path in life.
I know you are also happy that I’m no longer broke or needing handouts from you.
All the music you played me on the guitar. The deeply held values you shared with me.
If I’m indifferent to ever seeing you again it’s only because I know you feel the same.
The important thing to me was knowing that Lynn carried absolutely no ill will toward me and that actually we were good friends.
But forget you? How could I do that? Ever?
You will always remain a key player Richard. I told you you were a god, you were like ‘whatever’ and I am just the same. God, schmod. It is what it is.
You don’t need my love and possibly never did.
I wish you every good thing life can shower you with and you have my undying respect.