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when life throws a random renaissance man your way…but, he’s going the wrong direction…
January 24, 2009, 9:27 pm
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i am a crier.  and when i cry, i cry hard.  but i am also a laugher.  and i laugh every day, whether i’m with someone or by myself. 

last night i cried with friends.  we said good bye to someone we loved at 11:59.  this morning i went to breakfast with my best friend and we discussed his plan for moving ahead without her.  she’s been sick for over 16 years, the recent years very sick and needing his care. 

we talked about her life, her passing, his future, what the week would look like in regards to funerals, obituary, etc.  then he spent over 100 dollars at the book store, got toilet paper at target, then we headed home.

and saw this….


he was on the opposite side of the street, slowling rolling along.  i couldn’t get my camera in time, plus he was too far away.  and wouldn’t you know it, but d. makes a u-turn and heads back after the intersection so i could get a snap.  but the jester had turned left.  the intersection was full, but d. managed a quick right, then, a couple blocks up, flipped another u-turn as i said, “you’re a blogger at heart.”  right as i leaned out to snap the shot, this funny man smiled and waved.

and d. laughed. loudly.


where’s he going?  perhaps to see the king.  clearly jesting is not an overly lucrative business, as he doesn’t seem to own a car.

but, he’s doing a good job.  i didn’t think i would hear such a great sound today; the sound of laughter.  we’ve decided that, in the near future, we may do something random that might make someone who is going through a tough time have a big laugh.


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Sorry about your friend. Sometimes the universe comes through and gives you a little colorful bells-and-motley exactly when you need it.

Comment by Dennis the Vizsla

I am so sorry to hear of your loss and your friend’s loss. He is lucky to have a friend like you in his life to be there when he cries and laughs. Warm thoughts from chilly New England coming your way…

Comment by Elizabeth

Great shot! Perhaps we can talk Hannah into a blog in the future!

Comment by pennycat

Hi Goodbear. I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. I hope your best friend is holding up well. I think trips to bookstores and Target help; busy errands can do wonders.

((((BIG HUG)))) to you.

Comment by Still Life in South America

I am so sorry… I will be thinking about you!

Comment by Jason

Very sorry to hear about your friend. Maybe the funny man will see this someday and realize what a good thing he did!

Comment by Laura

So Sorry about your friend, may she rest well and easy and to those of you that loved her remember her well and happy.

Comment by solsticekennels

I am so sorry about your friend. I am glad that there was a smile to be had in a moment of loss. It helps make it not so painful

Comment by mutts & such

Laughter is good when someone is going through a hard time. I am sorry to read you lost a friend.

Comment by tam

we’re thinking about you, goodbear.

Comment by M. Tornado Puppy

many hugs to you .. i don’t think it was a coincidence that the jester rolled by.

Comment by simplycara

“Jester note to say I care…”
Would either you or d have pursued Mr Rainbow if the other of you hadn’t been in the car? Sounds like just the moment you both needed.

Comment by lavenderbay

That is just the best! You couldn’t even make this up.

Comment by S. Le

So sorry about your friend but I’m so glad you are there for her husband.
I laugh every day too.

Comment by Gina

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