Nothing Gold Can Stay

Five years ago, we were riding down Davidson Road in old baby blue. It was springtime and the windows were rolled down. I remember you telling me that you heard a new band you thought I would love. Then you played me this:

And you were right – I did love this song. So much so that The Head and the Heart became one of my favorite bands (and it still is to this day). Every time I hear one of their songs, I think back to that moment. It might seem like such a small and insignificant memory, but it’s one of those little moments that I’ve learned to cherish. Especially now that you’re no longer with us.

Harris, I dedicate this post to you. Thank you for being a part of my life, sharing your great taste in music with me, and for being one of the toughest guys I know – you handled everything life threw at you with the biggest smile on your face. Thank you for being the best of friends to David. Thank you for looking out for Erica at Tulane. The Arteaga’s are gonna miss our “fifth child.” You’ll remain forever in my thoughts and in my heart.

As The Head and the Heart says in their song, you’re “one more for the stars.”



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