I few months ago, I offered my “Fuck you it’s your turn, Friday” post to a really good friend of mine, and in turn he told me where to stick it, because he didn’t like homework.
A couple of days ago he asked if the offer still stood, and hr delivered this short piece.
Alfredo has been a wonderful friend to me the past couple of years, has a great food page (which is going through possible name change at the moment, reasons why I haven’t posted it). He also admins a gamin page as well as working for P0j0 on the group P0j0vasWitnesses. He is probably one of the funniest and caring individuals I have had the privilege to work with, and has a great fucking smile!
As an introduction to this, I would like to say that grief can affect everyone in different ways. It makes it no less important, what ever it is. But we all have coping mechanisms to deal with loss. Without further wording needed, here is Alfredo’s post.
When are you gonna shave that beard?…..
Is a question I get asked on a regular basis, and was just asked once again this morning. It’s not something I actually came to realized and admit until I felt like explaining to a co-worker,… and it hit me like a ton of bricks…….
I started growing my beard back at the beginning of November, for “Movember” and then something REALLY significant happened in my life… I lost my mom.
Every single time I hear that question it triggers memories of her. I know it seems weird, but I guess the main reason I haven’t shaved is that my beard is my reminder of her and the family that I had. Although we weren’t the Brady Bunch, we were still family and that seems to have unraveled once she passed. I didn’t type this out as a plea for people to stop asking me about shaving my beard, on the contrary…..
I might give a smart-ass response to the question, but ANYONE that knows me will know that it just means I’m in the right state of mind(for me at least)
please don’t be afraid to ask, so that I might remember and thanks