On Walter Payton . . .

Hello, folks:

I know I haven’t blogged in a while and have since dropped off of Facebook. The primary reason being is that my dad was very ill and I was not in a space to communicate on that level. Now that he has passed, I feel strong and empty at the same time. Strong because I don’t believe in death from a human perspective, and as a result of my dad’s passing, feel fortified in that his spirit resounds more pronounced in me than ever. Empty because even though I intellectually know that death doesn’t really exist, it isn’t any easier to accept my not being able to talk to him in the way I’d become accustomed.

I miss my dad, and most of all, I miss my friend.
I really miss my friend.

— Nicholas Payton