Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Driving In Stereo

The photo of Pablo that's been on the front page of Pablog for months was taken in our friend Michael Ross' golf cart in Palm Springs. Pablo loved going to Michael's sprawling house in PS. It was a giant play land to him. We loved waking up early and driving the golf cart down the road to the Ace Hotel or Koffi. The thing goes, like, 8 m.p.h. max, and Pablo loved every sub-speed limit bit of it. And he loved to drive in stereo. We left a CD in it back in the 0-6: Silversun Pickups 'Lazy Eye' acoustic. A totally random disc to shove into the Craig stereo in a maroon golf cart. And it apparently stood the test of time. Nobody ever took it out. So every time we were in PS, we cranked it.

Jo Ann shot the golf cart pic. It's a mother's view of her son in full bloom of boyish beauty and vibrancy. Nobody else could have captured Pablo's energy the way she did. No one else could have created it either. While Pablo was alive, I liked to change the Pablog cover image every couple months. It was a fun thing to do. Now, I don't think we'll ever change out Jo Ann's golf cart photo. Pablo's smile in that shot will fuel all the days I have left on this earth. That one smile. So much energy.

Michael loves the photo as much as we do. And he did something amazing with it. He had it turned into a memorial plaque which is now affixed to the golf cart. That's the story of the photo of the photo above. Can't wait to run into a Pablove friend at the Ace or Koffi. Then we can show it off....

10 comments:

Jen Berry said...

after meeting you in person, these post carry even more meaning and touch my heart in ways i don't understand.

i think this was a beautiful gesture.

Jules said...

Thinking of Pablo always...

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful smile it is! Lisa Hickey

stephanie said...

I love that picture too, but I could never figure out what Pablo was driving. You guys are so adventurous it could be anything! Thanks for the story!

Lisa said...

That is awesome! Always thinking of Pablo and all of you...sending our smiles and hugs...
Lisa :)

yana said...

I miss your posts...!

Mandy said...

I recently discovered Pablove after reading about him on Jessica Whitt's page (Tuesday). I sat at work yesterday for 2 1/2 hours reading about Pablo's journey. What an strong and bonded family you are - Grady's words speak volumes of the kind of brother he IS. I will continue my journey with you all, for as long as you continue to share your raw honesty...

Sending thoughts for continued healing...

Mandy

P.s Yesterday I saw a commercial on a random channel and instantly thought of Pablo when I saw the Hollywood sign!!! It brought tears to my eyes and goosebumps to my skin!! I will always, always think of him when I see it. I've never seen the Hollywood sign in person, but if I ever get a chance, I'll have to pay Pablo a visit...

Anonymous said...

Greetings from the frozen Southeast! We miss your posts too!

Dawn said...

Still not a day goes by that I don't think of Pablo and all of you. Sending Love.

Elizabeth said...

I'll pray for you as well.

It's hard losing a loved one,and please know he's living on with you as well.

This blog gave me tears,and I'll remember your love for him.

Elizabeth in Minnesota