It is common knowledge that women want to talk about everything and go into detail about how this is or that is and why it is or what it is and they can encompass all of these things in a circle of words and end up with no concept of what the fix may be. Men on the other hand will listen, construct a plan and get it done. Seems simple to us to just FIX it. Also, when a man knows another man well enough they can greet each other with an off hand pleasantry or maybe a barbed comment about how the other looks or how much weight has been gained but after that they can sit side by side for hours on end and say nothing at all and enjoy the other man's company.
I had a dream last night and it was about Boyd. We were standing by a truck (MLC.. I don't know for sure) and we just looked at each other with a sense of knowing and I said to myself, “I don't know what to say?” I know Boyd as a friend and part of the Draglist family, we've talked of his past racing experiences, I've sent him emails telling him of my concerns, we've exchanged pictures and so he is a part of me and today it hit me as I was at lunch how much he means to me. Wow, I had a rough time holding it together as my eyes began to leak.
We, as men, are taught not to say we love each other but as you get older you realize how important a friend is in your life and how precious life is as our own time begins to draw to a close. Neither are we to hug each other or to show affection but old age and wisdom overrides what society says is normal so that we can express how we feel towards each other and do just that.
Boyd I've told you before I can't fix this and none of us in the Draglist family can fix this but we want you to know that we all love you and Susan. Consider all of the men sitting on your bed with you, not saying a word, and all of the women around your bed doing their best mother hen impression and tending to your every need and loving you as only they can. Today I hurt in a place that drugs can't reach, which is my heart, but I wanted to let you know how important you are to not only me but to all of us.
From all of us to both of you. God bless.