Into The Light
My great friend passed away last night….such a short time we had together.
Unlike my brothers, he cared about me like a brother….yet he knew so little of my past…
My heart hurts from you leaving so soon my friend…..i know your in a better place….carry my prayers to my mom and dad as you walk the road into the light, guide my lenses from harm help me with my watering viewfinders, help me Rory get ambition and focus in my life, help me share my life with those who have little and are in need ……my zoom cannot go where you are, know i will see you again….always optimistic, never a frown…..as the shirt says he was from the big town.
The autopsy revealed Rory had an enlarged heart…..I could have told them that.
Busy lives tend to keep us from thinking of the time we have left here on this planet.….maybe the next life has you knowing a predetermined end date and some requirements of you while being there…..your faith set you free. Forty nine years old Rory told me his tales from his life, his struggles and strife, he painted quite a tough life….he apparently got done what was required of him here.
Waiting for the train….we have all done it, mostly as an inconvenience or as a mode of transit they impact our lives. The rush of the wind as the locomotive passes either on the platform or in the siding still caused a smile from Rory each time we went out to shoot……the long breaks between trains turned to conversation and laughter….friendship.
Rory and his wife Jenifer are both members of the Omaha Camera Club here in Omaha Nebraska, Rory shot with a Sony camera. Linda and I met him at the train museum in Council Bluffs Iowa…..wandering aimlessly around the dead steel out front, he kept getting in my images as i moved around. I finally went up to meet him and gave him my card and the club card as well told him to send me an e-mail after looking at my train images on my site….two guys New York born in Council Bluffs Iowa.
What a way to go…..naked, dreaming... with the woman you loved laying next to you……Christ saved all your luck for the end my friend…..please sign me up for that one Rory or drop a note in the comment box for me….
Like so many days this past year…..i would end up down at the tracks with Rory. This was the evening the sun comes down on the tracks that are situated east and west here in Omaha, Rory is getting a great shot here at Seymore.