... I found this:
BIG-ass sigh. I miss MY travel buddy, too. We were particularly good at that... there bein' too many points and places to mention.
Updated, after a couple o' beers and not a small amount o' contemplation: "Travel buddies" is an expression that covers a lot o' ground. On the one hand, there's not much difficulty in dealing with the road when one travels "first class," meanin' adequate accommodations, business class plane tickets, and a well-planned itinerary. OTOH, travel can be a whole different sorta animal when you're in "two-man-tent, sleeping bags, Coleman stove" mode, or when you're thumb-tripping in Japan. The fact is my travel buddy and I did all those things and more, over the course of 23 years. It's a certain mind-set, and by that I mean the capability of overcoming adversity, and all that... absorbing the slings and arrows of the road and managing to keep your good humor while keepin' on keepin' on. We had that.
And then there's the matter of this video itself, which falls into the "nice try" category. The recipient of this e-mail missive is more than likely to dismiss it out of hand, with nothing more than a "thanks, but no thanks" response when it comes to the invitation to meet for coffee. There's a simple fact of life at play here: when love goes missing it's gone for good. The only thang 99% of us in this situation can hope for is to retrieve the body and give it a decent burial. Real Life differs from the movies, after all. But, Hey! I liked the sentiment in the vid, which is why I posted it.