Today is the birthday of my best friend/brother, Randy Gene Porter. My world was turned upside down when he died 7 years ago.
Growing up with and sharing life experiences for forty years, there were times when it felt like we were mixed together, one combined spirit.
I was both surprised and honored when he once asked me why I thought he enjoyed visiting me, and told me it was because he found peace.
Following is one of the few portraits I’ve ever tried to draw.
When he returned from having spent some time in Japan, I think, when he was in the Navy, he wrote the following that he had asked someone to teach him, which says “friend”.