have had this saved in my drafts since august 14th. i dont think its
perfect, but its the best i can do . there are certain things I want to
express in order to honor my friend Daniel lovegrove. incase you weren't
sure, he is pretty much the best friend you could have , even when he
was an asshole ( PS, he was only an asshole to people who he challenged,
and chances are you thought he was an asshole because you knew he was
right with all of his being...and it put you to shame.)
a) Daniel is the best at everything, because lesser than the best was not allowed.
b) he loved his family..his mom, and tom more than anyone ever.
his girlfriend Jenn...was his heart. anything he did was to inspire ,
protect, embrace, or encourage her. they are peas and carrots.
he was loyal : Daniel might disagree with your opinion one day, but if
you needed him , he was there. no questions and in light speed...he was a
e) Daniel was fun: not one could contribute to a board game the way that Daniel did. he was always vivacious, and captivating.
f) is for fettucini Alfredo ..left over style. this one of the first thing Daniel told me
he loved... crusty crunchy gross left over pasta.
g) Daniels dry sarcasm...if you didn't get it you really missed out.
Daniel was completely selfless... his selflessness was demonstrated on a
regular basis. he would actually give the shirt off his back to someone
in need. he was always there for his family ( Daniel loved his mom too
much for words ) and took his dad Toms last name after their incredible
his love and compassion was unfortunately what lead us to
our "see you soon" to him, but just know that he will always have all of
our backs, until we meet him again.
Daniel is one of the most
upstanding men I know, and I refuse to use past tense for that
statement...because that statement will never change.
days like this where I wish to wake up again and have this all just be a
terrible dream. A nightmare. A figment of my imagination. A cruel,
�But I know it's not and that's what makes it hard.
fondly reflect on all the good time we've shared today. As of this
morning, all the arguments and fighting and negative thoughts are gone
and forgotten. You were an amazing person, I will never forget the way
you listened to me when I was the most upset, and always had a kind
piece of advice for any situation. Everything you taught me, I'll
remember for the rest of my time.�
I'll miss your
sarcastic humour and the way I could go from wanting to strangle you to
laughing at your witty one liners in less than a minute. I'll miss the
funny things you do, just to make other people laugh. I'm sad the day
never came where we could have a legal drink together, because I truly
do miss our poker nights at the apartment, or our adventures out to the
�I'll make sure those blue and yellow monkeys stay up in those trees for you.
I'm praying to a god we don't believe in, just hoping it would bring
you back to those who love you. My heart goes out to everyone close to
you, who I know miss you like you'll never believe.
I got to see you for the last time. I touched your skin and admired the
tattoos you put so much effort into making beautiful. You were always
so proud, it really inspired me to get a move on getting all of mine
done. To see all your friends and family together, even with tears in
their eyes really goes to show how much of an impact you made on each
and every single one of us. I remember the good, and regret the bad but
after today I can finally realize you are at peace. No matter what
grudges you had, they are gone. Any bad feelings anyone had towards you
are completely dissolved. You spoke your mind, which other people can't
stand - but I know you never cared what they thought.�
I saw that the bracelet I made you was still on you - and will be
forever - I lost it. I never told you that I made three before I made
that one perfect. I was so afraid that it wouldn't be good enough. I was
so afraid that I was never good enough. You never made me feel like
less than a friend but I still stressed and fussed because I really did
idolize how everyone gravitated towards you, I was always jealous of the
bonds you had with other people
�I'll never, ever forget
you. You made a mark on my heart, so today I made it permenent and
evident by breaking two of my tatty rules: to keep them all on the same
arm, and not go below where a 3/4 sleeve shirt could cover it
Good luck world, on ever making me cover this shit up.
love you Danral, you'll live on forever in the hearts of your friends,
your family and everyone you've come into contact with. Team Delta
- Jessi Wall
it's been almost two weeks now and I've gone through the stages of
grief so many times now I don't know that I can go through them any
more. For the past couple days I've been reflecting on what's happened,
our friendship throughout the past couple years and what lessons I'd
like to take from all of this. I've come up with a few, and just wanted
to share with everyone.
�1. First and foremost, I've
learned to never, ever take for granted a friendship under the guise
that it will be there forever. So many times I've passed up
opportunities to hang out and spend time with people, to sit by myself
and do nothing, because I think to myself, 'Next time I will.' The sad
truth is that often times that next time comes and I'll pass it up
again. Despite many people telling me not to, I have spent a great deal
of time mulling over all the time I wasted not spending time with you
when I could have. But had I not obsessed over this, I wouldn't have
come to some of the conclusions that I did. So, thanks.�
Be passionate. Always, always be passionate about what you love/want.
Even though the first person you talked to through Sbux told you there
was probably no chance of getting tattoo acceptance, you pushed on. You
didn't let that stop you, you persisted, no matter how many phone calls
I was never in school with you, but from what I've heard
you always spoke up. You weren't just in it for the ride, you honestly
wanted to be there and wanted to learn, and sometimes that means asking
questions and challenging the views of others. I may not have been there
to witness it, but I know that you were full of conviction - especially
when it came to intelliect.�
�3. Kind of a spin-off frm
#2, but never be afraid to be yourself, despite what others are going to
think. While I'm no stranger to being different (Lime green hair?
Thick, terrible eye makeup anyone? Oh the good ol' days.), I was always
quiet about it. I'm sure no one would have looked at you, with your
tattoos and ear gauges and thought to themselves, 'I bet that kid LOVES
Taylor Swift', but that never stopped you from letting us all know. You
were never secret in your beliefs, even to those who you knew held
different ones. Even though you knew you'd have to cover them, you went
out and got beautiful tattoos and showed them off with pride, damning
all those who told you to roll your sleeves down.�
so many others I've thought about over the past week, but these three
stood out in my mind as ones that everyone could take from you.�
for continuing to teach me lessons even though you're �not here. I wish
it didn't take something like this to get me to sit down and think
about it, but if it had to be anyone to shock some sense into me.. it
makes sense it would be you.