Today marks eight years since my dear friend Chris Thomas left her body. Her friendship was among the greatest blessings that have ever been in my life. Those who say that friendships which are solely online are in some way lesser most likely never knew somebody like Chris.
She gave time and her knowledge freely, almost every night, as we talked about George Harrison, music, and her faith. After all, it was faith that we would both come to lean on in the difficult days ahead.
Today, my thoughts are with her dear children and husband, as they remember. I will always be grateful for having experienced that friendship and the joy that Chris gave.
In her honour, I have made a new recording of the title poem from Stones in the Road: Poems of Grief and Growth.
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