Today we spent the day celebrating and grieving little Otis. We couldn't be at the memorial that was taking place today in Oakland, CA, so some of my friends decided that we'd have our own private memorials and then share them with Sarah and Erik. We decided that we;d head to some of our most favourite places - especially those spots that make one feel somewhat peaceful, and serene, even. So this morning we headed our for a bike ride to our favourite trail and passed some of our favourite ponds and rivers. After lunch we headed to Crescent Beach and made a little memorial for Otis and released some balloons... 3 balloons for Otis (one from me, Rich, and Raf) and one each for Sarah and Erik. We had such a beautiful, though somewhat melancholy, day.
Oh, Otis, you are so loved.