Monday, July 2, 2007
"It's good to set a goal."
You loved chili with a kick,
Nerds and runts and dried apricots.
You tried to teach me how to attack hills by 'resting' on your toes
Letting gravity do all the work.
You loved to appreciate
Sharing anything you had.
You always boiled water for us
Made tea and hot chocolate
Surprised us with marshmallows and firewood.
You said don't worry
It all evens out.
You liked taking photos of other people
Rarely of yourself.
You were intelligent, at ease,
A pleasure to be around
With no end of manners.
You quietly brought out the best in us at a time
We were questioning our own purpose and ability.
You were an example of a beautiful human being,
So beautiful that I feel ashamed to still be here instead.
My last words to you were about the difficult winds
You replied - "Almost not worth fighting" -
While zooming by
Driven by a supernatural motivation
But you did fight and you did win
And that is how you will be remembered.
We ride for you.
RIP Collin Cureatz
May (?) 1984 - June 29 2007