today's Sharing Sunday is different from any other feature for two reasons. One, it's a guy. Two, an ex-boyfriend (remember that cute baby photo? his).
Joel writes at Plato's Cave and i'm always amazed at his deep thought-provoking posts (though let it be known, i've always thought he wrote well).
Whether it's about darkness or realizing it's okay to be "corny" it's always written with self-assurance (something this writer has not yet mastered). It's the posts about his family i love the most.
i once wrote this about joel:
Luckily me and joel somehow found our awkwardly easy way into friendship... and i'm glad for it. He was such a part of my life. Of growing up. Of learning my heart.
It would be a shame if he wasn't a friend.
|i took this portrait for my photography class years ago. one thing i can say|
is he was always taking my picture. it used to annoy me when i'd find photos of
me sleeping. i only appreciate them now that i'm "older." youth.
I can't tell you how many times i've called him late at night in need of a friend over the years... or the assurance that everything would be okay.
And that's what i find on his corner of the internet neatly tucked away. That life is never without the sour and yet it's no reason to settle.
joel, i still can't listen to this song and not think of you. how once upon a time, it was your song for me.
i know you'll find a love like this. i pray it with all my being because no one deserves it more.