Sunday, September 20, 2015

365 Project - Day 263 - "His and Mine"

September 20, 2015 - "His and Mine"

My brother Peter's leather jacket... on top of my own leather jacket.

There was a time when we each wore these every single day...

... until we had each "expanded" beyond the limits of our jacket, that is.

Neither one of us could bear to part with them though. Mine hangs in the back of my closet... tucked away to some day be passed on to my son. Peter's apparently hung in the back of his closet as well.

I have so many memories of him wearing that jacket. When he came to Florida and had me skip school to go to Universal Studios with him, he was wearing that jacket. When we went to see "The Doors" movie together, he was wearing that jacket. When Peter and my father and I went up to Hartford together to visit my brother Kenny who had his bike in a motorcycle show, he was wearing that jacket...

... and countless other times we'd be together, he'd be wearing that jacket.

It's another item that is so associated with him in my mind that I can't bear the thought of it being "lost".

Does that make sense?

I don't know.

What I do know is that I look at that jacket and I think of him and smile...

... and life is good again!

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