This day-to-day has been quite difficult since June 6th for us … our only mode of transportation broke down and we have been without. Our truck is the last material thing that Torey was in when he passed. I don’t know why, but I feel like I need to keep it for that sentiment … along with the fact that I don’t want two car notes in one year. I can’t afford it.
Das wants a car and Torey promised him one … so I’m determined to make it happen. It’s just been struggle after struggle the past few weeks and I’m overwhelmed.
On a brighter note: Das and I have managed to keep it real with one another. He has grown up a lot these past few months and has been an anchor for me. I’m so proud of him – and he’s surrounded by so many uplifting friends, parents, coaches and teachers. I’m truly grateful.
I have spent a lot of time looking through photo albums (online and through photo albums) – playing videos of Torey these past few weeks leading up to his birthday and father’s day. I’ve been working on getting his journal entries on to a digital format so his train of thought has been fresh on my mind.
He truly wanted to help the poor, the helpless, the oppressed and wanted to see social reform. His material speaks volumes now more than ever before because of the current social climate. I need to spend some time going to our storage unit and gather more material that may be in there. My current transportation situation is hindering me from accomplishing this, so it’s going to be a few more weeks.
In the interim … I will share a sketch I worked on last night. It’s pretty rough and I’ll probably work on more. I wasn’t exactly sober so … there’s that.
Also, just so you know how much of a “Jack of all eco-trades” he was, I included all of the business cards he used within the past 10 to 11 years. I know I’m missing a few. I still haven’t gone through all of the cards he collected – and man! There are SO MANY!
He was proud of all of the business cards he had, but 2 stand out: Green Dream and Green Sox. He truly believed in everything he did – he knew people who didn’t understand his passion, but that didn’t hinder him. Torey never let anyone’s negativity rub off on him – this is something Das and I have learned from him.
We’re proud of you, T-Mitch. Love you … and miss you.