Besides, there are so many people who have helped me through those dark days, and it was their voices that I heard as I stood out there staring at the tethered boats bobbing up and down on the waves. I wish I could name who these angels are, but for many reasons, they are going to have to remain anonymous. They know who they are. They threw me a spiritual and emotional lifesaver, and I hope that someday I will be able to do the same for them. There is one friend I would like to thank who has several names; none of which are the ones he was born with: "The Perverted Samurai", "Dirty Old Man Who Stands on the Corner", "The British Guy" (whose accent has a name, but it's slipped my memory) "The Texas Trailerpark Denizen" and the name that is my least favorite because my friend liked to tease me with it, "Pat". Thank you for the laughter. It kept me from slipping into the abyss.
So, in honor of patience and kindness of my friend, please listen to one of my favorite Earth, Wind and Fire songs, "Head to the Sky".