Posted by: mydarkestplaces | February 16, 2012


This week has been a pretty rough one.

A friend of mine from college committed suicide last week.

I can’t say where he was mentally (or physically for that matter) as our friendship, like many, waned after I graduated. However he was certainly a part of my life for three years at college. He had this giant grin which I can’t get out of my head.

Hanson and Steph

He was a giant goofball – always knowing what to do to make you laugh. Even when photo-bombing group pictures.

Hanson photo-bomb

I’m (mostly) sure that in the not so distant future I’ll write about the emotional effect Brian’s death has had on me. But for now, this is about him. I hope that wherever his spirit may be hanging out that he realizes; though we may never have been “good” “close” friends, he was a consistent bright spot in my life when I was in college.

I hope he’s found relief.

Brian, you are loved.


  1. […] thinking of Ann. I keep thinking I see Julia¬†around Freeport. Next week is a memorial service for Brian. I’ve asked some friends who I’m close with, but in less emotional ways, to support me […]

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