A few years ago in March, my brother unexpectedly passed away. My life is filled with many happy memories of time we spent together. We shared a common love of humor, adventures, and sunsets. Our childhood was filled with swimming in our pool with our many neighborhood friends, having penny candy carnivals in our yard in the summer, and countless family camping trips to Yosemite to ride the double decker buses (long gone) and rafting the Merced River on inner tubes.
Throughout yesterday’s bike ride, I reminisced of our good sibling times and thought about the first album he gave me for one of my birthdays. It was “A New World” by Electric Light Orchestra and I played it on my record player until it was scratched and unplayable. A few years later, he gave me the album “Discovery” by the same group. So yesterday, “Midnight Blue” was the song from that album I heard over and over in my mind as I reminisced and remembered those special times I shared with my brother. While I miss him, I was blessed to have him in my life and I love the memories I have of he and I being kids together. Good times. Good times. Good times.