I still don’t fully understand why anniversaries mean so much to me, but they do. Certain times of year really change my mood. Some make me happy, others make me pretty miserable. Some even make me self conscious or grumpy.
At this time of year I tend to think a lot about the friends I have lost touch with, especially one who passed away. He killed himself shortly after I was transferred to a different prison. There is one song which reminds me of him more than any other. Brighter Side by OPM. I liked it for years before I met him, but now I think of him every time I hear it. Especially at this time of year. For me, the lyrics will always be his and I will never stop thinking of him as a friend. You can read the full lyrics here.
Sometimes I forget that you’re not here.
Can’t believe it’s been a year
since you flew away
and I never got to say goodbye.
They say you don’t know a good thing till it’s gone
but I got to say they’re wrong,
I knew you were a good friend,
a good friend all along.