Bad karma |

Bad karma

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:On Aug. 4, 2002, a very good friend of mine, Robbie Wade, died as the result of a skateboarding accident on Highway 82. He would have just celebrated his 21st birthday a couple of days ago. It was a real loss to my friends, the community and me. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve cried over the loss of such a great friend, and I know that many others could say the same thing. I read in the newspaper (Aspen Times, July 22) that some supposed teenagers vandalized a memorial that was built for Robbie on Smuggler. It really hurt me to learn that there was someone out there heartless enough to go out of their way to vandalize and destroy a small memorial that my friends built and that was dedicated to someone that I love and miss very much. I’ve been thinking about what I might say to the person(s) responsible for this act, and I really can’t think of anything to express the hurt and disgust that I felt after reading about what someone thought would be “fun.”The only thing I can say is that vandalizing a memorial dedicated to a great person like Robbie was has got to be bad karma.Matthew GoodwinSnowmass

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