Lyrics from The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony echoes in my mind:
Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
You’re a slave to money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the veins meet yeah
There is a bittersweetness about this Edmonton dinner space at Sorrentino’s. When I started these alumni dinners a year and a half ago, one of our alumni suggested this spot and try the ‘famiglia’ style dining. Sadly, he passed away a year ago. Not only was he a client, he was a friend. We spent many hours talking, texting, laughing, shooting the shit, and he always made time for an espresso when I was in Edmonton.
Mineral Waters and a Salut
Not a day goes by I don’t think of him, his wife, and his fur children. So that night I paid homage to his memory. We raised our mineral waters to his bigger-than-life attitude and I asked that his SCHC brothers, most who never met him, do the same. Salut – my friend. Never forgotten.
The Pursuit of Freedom
May he have found the peace of mind he so desperately searched for. With the framework “no death in vain” I continue to work tirelessly in the addiction field, for people with mental health issues, to help everyone live a good life free of pain and suffering. Always in my thoughts are our brothers, and their families, who we have lost in this journey. So, I will continue to walk with the ones that are here, side by side, and that’s what gives me the strength and determination to push forward. To give it my all – always.