cturlingtonBeen thinking about this special soul all day on his birthday. After dreaming about him and staring at him on the posters of my teenage walls for many years I was lucky enough to manifest them and meet David at least a dozen times between 1984, when I moved to NYC from the bay area and 2016 when he died in NYC. All those times we met, I was always that teenager and in awe of his talent and superiority as a creative human on this planet. I was always a bit-tongue tied in his presence. I mustered the courage to ask a favor of him for my charity @everymomcounts a few years ago when we had an opportunity to compile a CD project to benefit maternal health. I reached out to Iman first, who is a dear friend, and she agreed to pass along the request. To my surprize and honor, he graciously said yes and even went so far to suggest a song given the theme and issue. That song was, "Everyone says "Hi." The lyrics below seemed to be written to help bring peace to those feeling sad and left behind. When we lose the friendship and soul of another we look for any sign of them in our waking hours. The last time I saw David was in front of the school our children attended, mine are still there. He had arrived in front of school to join Iman for a parent teacher conference with their beautiful and talented daughter Lexi who was still in middle school at the time. Still, I was tongue-tied and didn't find the words to convey my gratitude in that moment. I never had the opportunity to see or thank him in person again. Lesson being, when there is gratitude, you must take any and every opportunity to offer it and give it voice when you can. But it is bever too late because I believe those who have left us are still very connected to us. Thank you, David Jones, for every inspiration throughout my life and for the lessons in generosity and kindness, always, and for the continuing energy and spirit that you leave behind. You are deeply missed, but never forgotten.
"Don't stay in a sad place
Where they don't care how you are
Everyone says hi" https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=um05lJzXD0w&sns=em
- karenalexanderofficialLove this and you @cturlington ❤️thank you for all the ways you inspire and challenge and love and share your gifts. blessings xK
- thelimitedaddictionLove this!
- colinmathurajeffreeBeautiful. Just beautiful.
- linzirammaWhat beautiful words xx
- adamandcameraThank you
- elliemaemcnultyLove ❤️ beautiful words x
- aprilrokosimply, thank you. gratitude.
- mimismonteiroSo beautiful @cturlington Love from Brazil! David is ForEver ❤💋
- foxindots"...even your big fat dog." ❤
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