I recently lost one of my friends. Great friend. There was a kid in summer camp who got bullied really badly. I sat with him at lunch once, and he became a great friend. We met in summer camp when I was JHS student and have been together ever since. over the year, I’ve shared many silly, happy, and painful moment with him. I always felt as though he was my younger brother… He died shortly after turning 16, very time most young people are beginning to explore life’s wonderful possibility. He is gone. I still can’t believe it. I miss him deeply and constantly. He was a very bright, very brave, and very normal young man. I still feel like being able to meet him again sometime somewhere, and I still believe he looks up at me and smile guilelessly as usual.

I just realized how hard to say goodbye. I don’t wanna say goodbye to him.  Never.  So, today, I say Hello to him. 

Hello my very best friend. 

… How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. 
for some reason I think of him when I hear the words to this song.

Superman (It’s Not Easy) by Five for Fighting