David Bowie - "Cat People (Putting Out Fires)"
And then there is the great adventure, the one that no one can go on but you, and you must go alone. It's big, it's bright, it's beautiful, and it's scary, but it's yours. There are times to laugh and times to cry and there are times to run out and chase life down and tackle it. Never let your fear stop you from making the attempt. Fear is the secret hideout of hate, and hate must never conquer.
No one did this better than you Matt. No one. So in attempt to face down Fear for the Bully that it is, I'm chasing life in your image. A pale reflection, but my own version none the less. I refuse to let the world go one without your light continuing to shine. So the small piece you gave to me, the tiny flame I keep in my heart like a lantern, I will turn into a lighthouse, and I will blaze in your stead. I know you've simply gone on to light the next steps for us, but while I'm here I'll help those I can, just the way you did.
Ok kitty, enjoy the stars, and the galaxies, and the infinite nothingness, and everything we can't fathom to think of yet. I hope you find your other kitty cat Borgs and that you start new constellations in the sky for us. Until I can meet you up there, I'll carry your torch down here. I'll put out your fire by pouring gasoline on it and brightening the blaze.
So today, with adventure on the bow, I choose David Bowie's "Cat People (Putting Out Fires)" as my, like a lighthouse, like a constellation, like the sun, song for a, the stardust that still connects us, the magic in our memories, the gold we've mined from our hearts, Friday.