Letter: A tribute to Willard | AspenTimes.com

Letter: A tribute to Willard

For one brief moment, I could still see the twinkle in your eyes

Through your pain and suffering, it was still there, Willie Boy

We shared sacred stories, held forever in safekeeping

Like water from a fireman’s hose, laughter splattered everywhere

You were the best storyteller, my friend.

For one brief moment, we celebrated life

Returning to those days of joy and adventure

Becoming like the children we taught and loved

Neither of us knowing we were both saying goodbye

Thank you for taking me there, if only for a moment

We will all love and will miss you, Willard

Not for a moment, but forever

Tom Hills

Snowmass Village

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