sunset

As every day is brought to dusk, the sky is kissed with beautiful shades of baby pink and tropical orange, to bring a clear day to an end and a warm summer night to commencement.
As each sunset paints the sky, it is my time to appreciate the world’s natural beauty.
My best friend had his life taken away in the year of 2005.
A great childhood friendship blossomed between us for years before his death.
Amongst the sadness I feel for his death, I believe he is happier where he is now, and he is letting me know at every dusk, when a beautiful sunset is formed, covering the hills with its soft glow of colours.
I believe the beautiful sunsets I see and experience every evening are gifts from him, to show me how beautiful the world really is and to reassure me that I will be ok without him.
As I stare at the sky each night, a relaxed wave is passed through my soul and I feel happier than anything for a few moments.
I believe a sunset is like my best friend, Chad.
It lives for a short time, but while it shines its presence, its more beautiful than anything, until its taken away by the dark shades of night, to rest until a bright new day is born in the near future.

Rest in Peace
Chad Kelso
1989-2005

sunset

naomiinreality

Joined July 2009

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My best friend Chad passed away in 2005 in a horrible accident.
We did everything together: went for walks, watched the sunset, had sleepovers and just normal best friend sorta things.
The night he died, there was an amazing sunset. We watched it and he talked about the party he was going to go to that night. He didnt really want to go because not many people liked him at school, but i persuaded him to go because i thought he would have fun.
The next morning i found out he had been chased onto the train tracks near the party by bullies, he’d fallen and hit his head on the track rail, then woken up to the sound of a train which he was too late to run away from.
His body was found in the river beneath the train tracks, close to the spot where we used to watch the sunset.
Watching the sunset together is a big memory i have of our friendship, and this is how i express how i miss him and our times together at dusk.

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