A Forgotten Picture

This is Digby Pancake. Not all days can be sunshiney and full of maple syrup. I know this. I haven’t been feeling so good the last few days. And Girl Person still can’t sit down properly due to poison oak…

I would have talked to my neighbor Ace about all of this today. He can’t hear. Or see very well. But we’ve been neighbors for over a week now. And he is a friend. But I can’t talk to him today. You see, his campsite is empty.

When we woke up, the first thing I did was look for Ace. He always likes to sit outside. And it was a comfort having a friend. But we were having so much fun, I forgot to tell Girl Person to take his picture so I would always remember him.

Girl Person and Brickle could tell I was a little sad Ace was gone. Because I’m not sure our paths will cross again on our travels. And I should have said goodbye. I should have at least taken a picture.

But then Girl Person told me that you don’t have to have a picture to have memories. You don’t have to have someone physically with you for them to be with you.

I think I understand. Memories don’t have to be in front of our eyes. They just have to be in our heart. Although I only knew Ace for a little while, I knew he was my friend. You see, even if individuals are in our life for a short time, chances are, we all affect someone’s life for a second. Or for years.

I may have forgotten to take a picture. But that’s because I was too busy developing pictures in my mind.

I’ll always remember Ace for being a calming presence in my days here in Temecula, California.

And I’ll always remember Ace in my heart. Happy travels, Ace!

We are here in this Temecula, California place until the 17th! Then we are back on the road!

Digby Pancake

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