Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Story in the Making.

This afternoon while taking a shower I thought of someone I haven't thought of in years. It may seem strange but the memories were so overwhelmingly vivid that I feel like they were being poured into my head through the spray of the shower head. It's as if I was communicating with something that wasn't really talking to me but was in it's own way screaming at me. Why now? Why all these years later? I don't even know what to say about it. Who needs me to tell the story? Some details are vivid, most are fuzzy. Some names remain, most don't. All I know is while I was standing in the shower I kept repeating the mantra in my head "I must tell this story, I must tell this story".
I hurriedly got out and dressed so I could make a mad dash for the computer and google any info that may be out there. News paper articles, obituaries. Anything. Nothing much came up. One reference stating a birth and death date. Another search returned an article written by his best friend. I looked at the picture of the author and I could see this guy in my memory. I know him, I can make out his mannerisms. I can recall conversations with him. I remember speaking to him the day after he died and asking him questions. I cannot remember his name. I shot off an email to some old high school friends begging for info on him and went outside to smoke. I looked up to the sky and said help me, I need to tell this story. A name popped into my head. Scott. Can this guys name be Scott? I don't know. I'm hoping the girls get back to me and confirm who he is. In the meantime I will work on the story that is begging to be told. Frank's story. I don't know where it will go or if my suspicions on how he died will ever work it's way in but I will tell what I can recall and hope the rest comes to me someway, somehow. Stay tuned.

Unrelated but devastating for us as state......Today is the 2 year anniversary of the collapse of the St. Anthony's Falls bridge. Praying for and thinking of the victims and survivors.


UPDATE: Just received confirmation that the friend's name is indeed Scott. Now to get in touch with him.

4 comments:

Joanie M August 1, 2009 at 6:44 PM  

I sure hope you are able to tell this story. It's like a mission for you right now. Good luck!

Kat August 2, 2009 at 4:39 AM  

I'll just keep waiting for the story then; ya know, if that is ok with you.

Misted Heather August 2, 2009 at 10:19 AM  

I am hanging on by my finger nails to hear the outcome of this story.

Cat August 3, 2009 at 9:40 AM  

I don't even think I've heard this story! Funny how our past can just materialize sometimes out of nothing but vapors. Good luck.

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